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US Ban on Visits from Canada Creates Economic Losses, Frustration

VANCOUVER, CANADA — The continued closure of the U.S. side of the land border with Canada to non-essential travel is having an impact in both countries. That includes more than just communities along the international boundary.The closure of the Americ…

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Australia Divided Over Future of Mighty Coal Industry

Australia is under growing international pressure to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but the policy is fiercely dividing its center-right government.Australia is one of the world’s major exporters of coal and gas. Coal is mined in every st…

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From Maritime Security To Blue Economy

Prospects for Future Development and Intermediate Challenges to the IGAD RegionIGAD has a Maritime Safety & Security Strategy (IMSS 2015-2030) which was validated on December 15, 2015. The strategy remains the guiding instrument for developing IGAD Mem…

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Somali Ambassador to China urges Chinese enterprises to explore, Invest Somalia

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Somali Ambassador to China, Awale Ali Kullane on Sunday urged Chinese enterprises to invest and explore the business map in Somalia while virtually attending the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation between two companies ther…

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World Bank Pauses Mali Payments After Coup as Leader Warns Against Sanctions

The World Bank said on Friday it had temporarily paused payments to operations in Mali following a military coup, while the man expected to become the new prime minister warned sanctions would only complicate the country’s crisis.The World Bank’s actio…

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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…