Abdulhakim Muse Omar The year was 1991, and Somaliaʹs civil war, which has ravaged the country for decades, has left millions of people displaced and…
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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.
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.
In a significant victory against terrorism, Somali security forces successfully intercepted and seized two military shipments containing explosives that belonged to the notorious al-Shabab militants at the bustling port of Mogadishu.
The Somali government has expelled two European Union employees accused of illegally taking photos of prisoners at a detention center.
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.
Floods caused by the annual rains have left “a trail of destruction” across Somalia, a United Nations spokesman said, citing inundated homes and farmland as well as the shutdown of health facilities.
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.
The US ambassador to South Africa has accused the country of providing weapons and ammunition to Russia for its war in Ukraine via a cargo ship that docked secretly at a naval base near Cape Town for three days in December.
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.