Somalia’s Cabinet Appoints the Director-General and Deputy for the newly established independent National Bureau of Statistics

The Council of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia has appointed Sharmarke Farah as the Director-General of the National Bureau of Statistics and Abdirahman Omar Dahir as his deputy. The Cabinet stated that Sharmarke, who currently serves as the Lead Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Coordinator of the Nation Economic Roadmap, […]

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ICJ delays maritime hearing case between Kenya and Somalia

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has postponed the hearing Somalia and Kenya’s long-running maritime dispute to 2021 for a third time following Kenya’s petition over CoronaVirus pandemic. A letter sent by the court to both parties indicates that the hearing case delayed to 15 March 2021 due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID […]

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Roadside explosion kills a policeman in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Reports indicate a policeman killed and three others injured after a roadside explosion targeted a police vehicle in the vicinity of Banadir junction early on Wednesday. The targeted vehicle belongs to a senior police officer by the name General  Ali Gaab who was not in the vehicle at the time of the blast. Somali police […]

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Two teenage girls in Waziristan village killed for ‘honour’ over leaked mobile video

Two teenage girls were killed in the name of ‘honour’ allegedly by a family member earlier this week in a village located on the border of the North and South Waziristan tribal districts after a short mobile video of them with a young man surfaced on social media, police said on Saturday. The Razmak police […]

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Facebook is building a huge undersea cable around Africa to boost internet access in the continent

Facebook is building a massive underwater cable around Africa, in an effort to bring more of the continent’s 1.3 billion inhabitants online. The social media company has partnered with the likes of China Mobile, South Africa’s MTN, France’s Orange, and Britain’s Vodafone as well as local network operators on the project, dubbed 2Africa. It’s tasked Nokia-owned cable systems provider Alcatel Submarine Networks with […]

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