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Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday’s ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part o…

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Moroccans Trapped in Spain for 2 Months Head Home at Last

RABAT, MOROCCO – It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain are begging their own government to let them come back home.

Const…

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Turkish FM: Union with Africa is now more essential than ever

Mogadishu (SONNA) I wholeheartedly congratulate the Africa Day of all our African friends.

The unprecedented conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemi…

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Coronavirus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down t…

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In Somalia, Many Medics Chose Caring for COVID Patients Over Marking Eid

Somalia was among Muslim countries Saturday that performed Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan.

Many Muslims ac…

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Somalia celebrates the first day of Eidul-fitri

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Somalia has on Saturday celebrated the first day of Eidul-fitri after successful conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, SONNA repor…

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GIEWS Country Brief: Somalia 22 May 2020

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  • Production of 2020 “Gu” main season cereals forecast at 15-25 percent below average due to floods, locusts and insecurity
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COVID-19, Severe Locust Outbreaks Compound Economic, Security Woes in Somalia Ahead of Long-Awaited Elections, Experts Tells Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave consequences in Somalia ahead of long-awaited elections as the Government grapples to address terrorist attacks, flo…

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COVID-19: UNDP urges swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic

New York — Governments across the world must act urgently to prevent and tackle the rising rates of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 cri…

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FAO Director-General says the fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains

Rome – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control De…