WHO scales up response in Somalia as drought-affected populations face difficult situation

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe

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Two killed as huge fire destroys sections of market in Mogadishu

At least two people were killed and another injured after an inferno razed down some parts of Bakara market, the biggest market in Mogadishu. Benadir

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Somalia: Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k for a Girl’s Medical Treatment in Turkey
- Feb 27, 2017
A Mogadishu girl from a poor background who has been affected by a rare skin disease is expected to fly to Turkey after wellwishers raised $26,947 through a Snapchat campaign. Dahir ...
Video shows beheading of sailor by ISIS-linked terrorists
- Feb 27, 2017
A German sailor who had survived two months as a hostage of Somali pirates nearly a decade ago was beheaded in the Philippines by Islamic terrorists, a short video released ...
Oil executive named new Somali PM
- Feb 23, 2017
Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, has picked the director of the local branch of Britain’s Soma Oil and Gas as his prime minister, international media reported on Thursday. Hassan Ali ...
Qatar takes part in Somali president’s inauguration ceremony
- Feb 23, 2017
Delegates listen to Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed during his inauguration at Mogadishu airport on February 22, 2017. AFP / Mogadishu: The State of Qatar participated in the inaugural ceremony ...
Somali president Farmajo appoints Khayre as new prime minister
- Feb 23, 2017
Somalia’s new president has picked Hassan Ali Khayre, a former aid worker and oil executive, to serve as the prime minister in the war-torn country. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by ...
Three killed in mortar attack near presidential palace in Somalia
- Feb 17, 2017
Three people were killed and four others were injured on Thursday when mortar shells landed at a residential area bordering the presidential villa in Mogadishu. "We can confirm that three people ...
Somalia to suspend flights to Mogadishu on inauguration day
- Feb 17, 2017
The Somali government has announced the suspension of commercial flights to and from Mogadishu's international airport on February 22 when president-elect Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will be sworn into office. The Somali ...
From the print edition | Middle East and Africa
- Feb 17, 2017
BALBINA, a woman from Mombasa, Kenya’s main coastal city, remembers fetching her neighbour Abdullah’s body from a police station. “It wasn’t so terrible,” says Balbina (not her real name). Surprisingly, ...

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