IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in a Quarter Century

The International Monetary Fund says creditors may forgive part of Somalia’s outstanding $5.3 billion debt if the strife-torn Horn of Africa state takes concrete steps toward reforming its economy and improving governance. Somalia, gripped by a three-decade civil war, would have to first clear arrears owed to the IMF, the World Bank and the African More...

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By Jama On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

MOGADISHU Feb 19 (Reuters) – A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car More...

By Jama On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Somali refugees affected by the travel ban arrive in Columbia

COLUMBIA — Abshir Abdirahman fidgeted as he stood by the baggage claim in the Columbia Regional Airport on Friday night. As kids peeked out the windows and watched passengers get off a flight from Chicago, More...

By Jama On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Zimbabwe will vote for Mugabe even when he’s dead: wife

The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party. Grace Mugabe, who is More...

By Jama On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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‘Make Somalia Great Again!’ US ambassador gifts new leader Trump-inspired hat

Washington wants the newly elected Somalian president, who also happens to be a US national, to “Make Somalia Great Again.” A cap bearing the Trump type rallying call was presented by the US Ambassador to Mohamed More...

By Jama On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, U.N agencies warn

MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country More...

By Jama On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Is Democracy Emerging in Somalia?

On 8 February, widespread street celebrations took place in Somalia, following the election of its 9th president: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, nicknamed ‘Farmajo’. A popular former prime minister and More...

By Jama On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Radio journalists shot dead mid-broadcast

Two journalists were shot dead during a live radio broadcast in the Dominican Republic, police and media said. Unidentified attackers burst into the 103.5 FM studio as presenter Luis Manuel Medina was reading the More...

By Jama On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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British envoy urges action to prevent Somalia famine deaths

Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia may die or be near death in May if immediate action isn’t taken to address the threat of famine, Britain’s envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Wednesday. Nicholas More...

By Jama On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Somalia: Government Will Pursue Case Against UAE Over Deal With Somaliland

Somalia’s federal government will file a legal case against the United Arab Emirates over a recently signed deal to establish a military base in the breakaway northern territory of Somaliland, the Somali auditor More...