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Japan: Over 100 injured in powerful earthquake

Over 100 injuries were reported after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Saturday, according to local media Sunday. “Injuries were reported in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures and six others, including Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, all neighboring Tokyo. The…

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Chairperson Of The African Union Commission calls For The Resolution Of The Somali Electoral Impasse

Addis Ababa (SONNA)-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat continues to closely monitor the developments in Somalia. The Chairperson calls on the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, the Federal member state leaders…

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United Nations welcomes conference announced by President Farmajo

Mogadishu (SONNA)-The United Nations Security Council has called on Somali leaders to resume talks immediately and to prepare for new elections, hoping to resolve a new crisis over electoral disputes, SONNA reported. In a resolution adopted by a majority, the 15-nation Security…

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Kenya’s small farmers find respite in avocados amid changing climate

NAIROBI(SONNA) As crop diseases and pests rise in Kenya amid a rapidly changing climate that has been characterized by extreme weather patterns that include heavy rains and lengthy dry and cold periods, Kenyan small farmers are finding respite in avocados. The…

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The United States Urges Resolution of Electoral Impasse in Somalia

The United States urges President Farmaajo and Somalia’s national leadership to act now to resolve the political impasse that threatens Somalia’s future and find agreement with Federal Member State leaders to allow the conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections immediately….

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UNICEF and UNFPA call on the government of Somalia to commit to ending FGM by passing law prohibiting the practice

Mogadishu Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world according to the latest Somali Health and Demographic Survey, 99 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 have been subjected to…

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African Union keeps commission head in landslide win

ADDIS ABABA A seasoned Chadian diplomat, Moussa Faki Mahamat received a sweeping vote of confidence among African leaders Saturday to serve as chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC) for another four-year term. Moussa Faki received 51 of 54 African…

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AMISOM troops mark Uganda Armed Forces Day with donation to an IDP camp in Mogadishu

Mogadishu Ugandan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have donated COVID-19 personal protective equipment and sanitary items to an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Mogadishu to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the the founding of Uganda Peoples’…

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Somalia declares state of emergency over locusts

Mogadishu Somalia announced a state of emergency Wednesday over a new generation of desert locust swarms that has rocked the East African region. The “Agriculture Ministry of the Federal Republic of Somalia declares state of emergency over locust invasion in Somalia,…

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EU launches project to curb spread of COVID-19 in Somalia

Mogadishu The European Union (EU) on Wednesday launched a 6 million U.S. dollar three-year project to support the World Health Organization (WHO) and Somalia to prevent further community spread of COVID-19. Nicolas Berlanga Martinez, EU Ambassador to Somalia, said the project…