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Rwanda And Somalia Ink Bilateral Air Service Agreement

Rwanda and Somalia have inked a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) that will see the two countries open skies for both republics to ease air transport. The agreement was signed Friday morning between the Minister for Infrastructure, Claver Gatete and the Federal Republic of Somalia’s...

Somalia’s Debt Relief Fueled Corruption and Political Conflicts

February 7, 2020 (AO) -  Readers may question how come debt relief which is beneficial for Somalia fueled intense corruption, political conflicts, and Insecurity? The answer is focus on debt relief has provided the leaders of the federal government of Somalia (FGS) the opportunity and...

War-torn Somalia wins rare praise from IMF and secures two key funding deals

February 06, 2020 (AO) - During a meeting held last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Somalia reached two critical agreements with the IMF mission team at a meeting led by Allison HollandThis is after the war-torn country showed commitment to policy and reform implementation,...

The Tension Between Rwanda and Uganda Solved, Prisoners Release

February 04, 2020 (AO) - Th third Quadripartite summit resolved that Uganda and Rwanda would release nationals of each country held and lists were submitted to facilitate the objective. The summit hosted by President Lourenço was also attended by President Tshisekedi of the Democratic...

WhatsApp ends support for millions of smartphones around the world

February 03, 2020 (AO) - WhatsApp is no longer supported on millions of phones around the world, as the Facebook-owned messaging service moves away from older operating systems. According to an online FAQ on its official website, WhatsApp only supports iPhones running iOS 9 or later, Android smartphones running...

Somalia declares national emergency over locust surge

February 02, 2020 (AO) - Somalia has become the first country in the Horn of Africa to declare a locust infestation sweeping the region as a national emergency. The country's Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement on Sunday the desert locust surge "poses a...

Russia to build military base in Somalia

January 31, 2020 (AO) - Russian officials are eyeing a port of Berbera as a location for their base on the coast of Somaliland, a self-declared state within Somalia on the Gulf of Aden, according to U.S. Defense Department officials. Both China and the...

African Union Assures Somalia of Support Amid Ongoing Drawdown of Troops

January 31, 2020 (AO) - The African Union (AU) has reiterated its resolve to support Somalia’s peace and security sector efforts towards ensuring stability amid the ongoing drawdown of the AU troops in the troubled Horn of Africa country. The statement was made by the...

Press Release Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Somalia

January 31, 2020 (AO) - After the outbreak  of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus , Chinese governments at all levels attach great importance to mobilizing national forces to fight against the pneumonia. On January 28, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China has...

China postpones school semester

China's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that the 2020 spring semester for schools will be postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The MOE did not give the exact opening dates of the new semester for colleges and universities under the ministry but indicated that...

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