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Listening to displacement-affected communities over time: Understanding intentions and aspirations in support of durable solutions 2019

The aspirations survey examines the multiple dimensions of vulnerabilities and sense of belonging among IDPs in four Somali cities: Baidoa, Dollow, Kismayo and Mogadishu, through disaggregated data comparing with host communities and focusing on displacement trends, access to jobs, safety…

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COVID-19 fast becoming protection crisis, Guterres warns Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic is “profoundly affecting” peace and security across the globe, the Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, pressing the 15-member body to use its collective influence to protect the millions of people either trapped in, or fleeing conflict, and already facing…

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As COVID-19, Global Fragilities Threaten Peace, Shared Well-Being, Efforts Must Focus on Saving Lives, Buttressing Security, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open video-teleconference on the maintenance of international peace and security:  implications of COVID-19, in New York today: I thank the German Presidency for convening this important discussion.  The COVID-19…

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Global food commodity prices rebound in June

Rome – In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under…

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South Africa Theater Puts on a Show for the World With Online Season

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Market Theater is one of several African cultural institutions that has recently gone entirely online because of coronavirus restrictions that prevent large gatherings. But for this small institution often known as the “Theater of the Struggle”…

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The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020, looks set to be postponed. Electoral commission chair Halima Ismail told the country’s federal Parliament on 29 June that the much-anticipated polls could not be carried out in less than 13 months. Somalia…

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PRESIDENT FARMAJO ADDRESSES THE NATION ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Somalia marked 60th anniversary this year since independence and it was widely celebrated as citizens and officials come out in colors to mark this important day, the same was seen in many countries around the world as Somali Diaspora organized…

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Djibouti envoy says stability in Somalia essential for security in Horn of Africa

DUBAI(SONNA)-Djibouti seeks to bring stability to neighboring Somalia as the situation of the country impacts the security of the Horn of Africa, the country’s envoy to Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday. Establishing stability and security in Somalia and limiting “the…

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The U.S Congratulates Somalia on the 60th anniversary of Independence Day

Mogadishu(SONNA)-On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto and the Embassy congratulate the Somali people on 60 years of independence on July 1. It is important to recall our strong partnership as we reflect…

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Prime Minister of Djibouti decorates Somali Ambassador with the highest insignia of the Republic

Djibouti(SONNA)- The new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Mohamed Ali-Nur Haji, received on Thursday the highest class of the Republic’s insignia by the Prime Minister of Djibouti His Excellency Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed,…