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Somali Authorities Make Urban Resilience a Priority

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Somalia’s economic potential is well-known: it has the longest coastline in mainland Africa, a thriving private sector, a young labor force and untapped natural wealth. Moreover, members of the Somali diaspora are returning to Somalia with much-needed capital for growth and development. But what will this potential amount to if…

Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s

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In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the fore of the Indian Ocean trade system, then the centrepiece of the global economy. Anchored off the coast, he was…

Somali ‘pirates’ 28-year-old dies in hospital

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A Somali national, part of the group convicted last week, died at JJ Hospital on Tuesday. Atoor Bashir Bare (28) was among the 27 “pirates” convicted on August 11 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Bare was not produced in court that day as he had been admitted to J J…

Jubaland President expected at Garissa governor inauguration

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Somalia’s Jubaland Federal State President Ahmed Madobe is among prominent leaders invited for Garissa governor-elect Ali Korane inauguration slated for Monday. Mr Siyad Osman, one of the members of the committee tasked with preparations for the ceremony said they have invited leaders from Kenya and Ethiopia. He was speaking at…

In the Race Between Turkey and the UAE, Somalia Wins

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Highlights The base in Somalia will be Turkey’s second overseas installation, but it will be focused more on assisting Somalia than demonstrating Turkish military capabilities. As Turkey expands its geopolitical and economic presence in the Middle East and East Africa, the projection of power through the military will be a…

MOPIC- Galmudug: Job Vacancies TOR-Intern (Young Graduate)

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INTERNSHIP WITH GALMUDUG STATE OF SOMALIA Job Title :  Intern Job Category: Intern Department/Group: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) Location : Adaado Reporting Line Primary Report: Reports to DG/PS/Deputy Minister Secondary Reporting line : UNDP’s Support to Emerging Federal States Project team Starting Date : September 2017 Position Type: Interns…

Somali Children Flee Al-Shabab Recruitment

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More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the…

Somalia Economic Update: Mobilizing Domestic Revenue to Rebuild

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Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at a steady, nominal annual rate of 5% to 7% over the medium-term, according to the second Somalia Economic Update to be published by the World Bank Group. “Mobilizing Domestic Revenue to Rebuild” assesses the prospects for domestic revenue mobilization to support crucial public services and…

Durable Solutions for Galmudug’s Humanitarian Crisis

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From conflicts to droughts among with Somali national Note Shilling Dismissal, here are some steps for durable solutions to recurrent disasters. Early recovery for IDPs in Galmudug State of Somalia (GSS) Launching assessments by implementing concrete data collections to finally convey Number of Internally displacements in entire GSS, finding out…

Meet 18-year-old Nasra, Somalia’s First and Only Female Auto Mechanic

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When Nasra Hussain Ibrahim was 11, she realized she’d have to do something drastic if her family was to survive. They lived in Hiran, a rough-and-tumble region in south-central Somalia amidst the rule of al Shabaab, a hard-line al-Qaeda-linked group, and chaotic fighting between local clans. There, militants forcibly recruit…

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