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Somalia Industries Hail Resumption of Diplomatic Ties With Kenya

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Somalia’s cargo and travel industries have welcomed the resumption of diplomatic ties with neighbor Kenya after a five-month freeze that damaged bilateral trade. But tensions remain over an unresolved maritime territorial dispute. …

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IGAD Welcomes Return to Dialogue among Somalia Stakeholders

Mogadishu(SONNA)-IGAD welcomes the Somali leaders consensus to proscribe extension of mandate of the Executive and parliament.IGAD reiterates the centrality of constructive and inclusive dialogue as an essential prerequisite for comprehensive settlemen…

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Suez Canal Backup Could Clear in About 4 Days

Officials said Tuesday the backlog of ships trying to pass through the Suez Canal could take about four days to work through, following nearly a week in which the vital waterway was blocked by a massive container ship. The assessment came from…

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Job Losses Loom in Kenya’s Tea Industry as Workers Compete with Machines   

KERICHO, KENYA – A group of women pick tea leaves at a plantation in Kenya’s tea belt in the Rift Valley, where harvesting has traditionally been done by hand. This labor-intensive practice is said to ensure the region produces the…

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Bashir Abdi draws inspiration from Mo Farah after Djibouti marathon

Djibouti(SONNA):Somali-born Belgian long-distance runner Bashir Abdi shared glowing tributes of Olympic champion Mo Farah who beat him in the inaugural Djibouti half marathon championship at the weekend. Abdi, sponsored by the East Africa Bank and Dahabshiil Group of companies, which…

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IGAD Executive Secretary Appoints Mr. Nuur Mohamud Sheekh As His Spokesperson

(DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) H.E. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu today announced the appointment of Mr. Nuur Mohamud Sheekh as his Spokesperson.   Mr. Sheekh brings to the position almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy,…

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FAO Food Price Index rises for ninth consecutive month in February

Early estimate for 2021 wheat output positive but 45 countries in need of external assistance for food Global food commodity prices rose for the ninth consecutive month in February, with quotations for sugar and vegetable oils increasing the most, the…

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Somali PM holds virtual meeting with International Partners

Mogadishu(SONNA)- Prime Minister of  the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Hussein Roble on Sunday held a virtual meeting with representatives from International Community, SONNA reported. The virtual meeting aimed at resuming the dialogue between FGS and FMS regarding the…

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Somalia Issues First License to Mobile Money Service

Somali officials on Saturday issued the country’s first license to a mobile money service, bringing regulation to the widely used digital payment process for the first time. The Central Bank of Somalia awarded the license to the country’s largest telecommunications…

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Somalia issues its first mobile money licence to Hormuud Telecom

Mogadishu – Somalia’s central bank awarded on Saturday the country’s first mobile money licence to Mogadishu-based Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc, a move aimed at formalising the country’s digital payments system and integrating it with the global financial system. Hormuud Telecom, which…