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Somalia: Devastating Flash Floods Leave Children at Risk in Humanitarian Crisis

Somalia is reeling from the devastating impact of flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. These catastrophic floods have not only claimed the lives of 22 people but have also left the most vulnerable section of the population—the children—at increased risk of malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Save the Children, a prominent global charity has sounded the alarm on the dire situation unfolding in the country.

US Says Al-Shabab Leader Injured in Airstrike in Somalia

In the latest development concerning the fight against al-Shabab, the United States carried out an airstrike targeting the notorious militant group. The intended target was revealed to be none other than Moallim Osman, the head of al-Shabab's external operations. While reports suggest that he survived the attack, this event has significant implications for Somalia's ongoing struggle against terrorism.

IRC Warns of Impending Global Food Crisis: Urges Extension of Black Sea Grain Deal

In a time of record food insecurity affecting 349 million people across 79 countries, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has issued a warning about the impending expiration of the Black Sea grain deal, emphasizing the potential for further instability in the food market. With Ukrainian and Russian grain accounting for up to 90% of imports in East African countries grappling with a food security crisis, extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative becomes imperative.

Kenya Reopens Border with Somalia, Ending 12-Year Barricade

In a significant development for Somalia and Kenya, the long-awaited reopening of the border between the two nations has been officially announced. The decision, which comes after extensive consultations between high-level officials, signifies a major milestone in regional cooperation. The reopening of border points in Mandera, Lamu, and Garissa marks the end of a 12-year closure that began during Kenya's Operation Linda Nchi, aimed at combatting the influx of Al-Shabaab militants.

Zimbabwe Launches Gold-Backed Digital Tokens to Tackle Inflation

Zimbabwe's central bank has launched a new gold-backed digital token, which it says will expand the value-preservation instruments available in the economy, boost investment instruments, and make it easy for the public to access the money market. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the digital tokens will be redeemable in the same way as existing gold coins and available for sale through banks in local and foreign currency.

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