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Coronavirus response: Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights

Today, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian civil society organisations and international NGOs. Two other flights to…

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WHO urges African countries resuming air travel to take safety measures

The World Health Organization called on African countries Thursday to take comprehensive safety measures to “mitigate a surge” in COVID-19 cases, as nations resume air travel. The African economy, which is heavily reliant on travel and tourism, has been struck…

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Burundi Government: President Nkurunziza Dies of Heart Attack

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died after suffering what the government said was a heart attack, two months before he was scheduled to leave office. Nkurunziza died at the Karusi Hospital in eastern Burundi late Monday, two days after he…

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UN Provides $40 Million in Response to New Ebola Outbreak, Other Emergencies in DR Congo

GENEVA – The U.N. has released $40 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to help tackle a new outbreak of Ebola and other health and humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The re-emergence of Ebola in Mbandaka, in…

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France Arrests Rwandan Businessman Wanted in Connection With 1994 Genocide

French police have arrested a man accused of funding militias that massacred hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda 1994 genocide. The French Justice Ministry said police arrested Felicien Kabuga near Paris Saturday after 26 years on the run. The…

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Somalia Federal Government receives 22.5 metric tonnes of family essential kits from UNHCR, WHO

Mogadishu(SONNA):-United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) and World Health Organization(WHO) on Thursday brought a cargo plane aid consignment of 22.5 metric tons necessary kits in  the capital Mogadishu to distribute to people affected by the recent floods of rivers and…

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Somalia Market Update: April 2020 Update (Issued May 13, 2020 )

Inflation: SoSh (Somali Shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI), measured thorugh percentage changes in the cost of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB), increased mildly (by 1-8%) in April 2020 compared to March 2020 in Somali Shilling using regions of central, northeast…

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AfDB approves additional $3.2 million funding for geothermal project in Djibo

In a release this weekend, the African Development Bank announced that its Board of Directors approved, on January 15, additional funding of USD 3.22 million for the geothermal exploitation project in the Lake Assal region of Djibouti. This financing is…

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Somalia’s internal revenue mobilization galvanised by UA 5.5 million grant from African Development Bank

The Federal Republic of Somalia (FGS) revenue mobilization strategy received a boost with a UA 5.5 million grant from the African Development Bank. The strategy aims to ramp up revenue collection through enhanced tax revenue and a more efficient collection…

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Somalia: COVID-19 Impact Update No. 5 (As of 12 May 2020)

Somalia now has the second highest number of confirmed COVID19 in the Horn of Africa region. From 3-12 May, the number rose from 722 to 1,089 with 52 deaths and 121 recoveries. The majority of new cases are being reported…