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Four African nations Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana have joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) whereas another African country Comoros is expected to join on Tuesday. Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana signed the ISA framework agreement on Monday to join the International Solar Alliance, while Comoros...

In 2017, severe drought grips most parts of Somalia, food crisis was worsening in rural areas following consecutive seasons of poor rainfall and low river water levels, which led to near total crop failures and reduced rural employment opportunities, widespread shortage of water and pasture, consequent increases in livestock deaths, and rapidly diminishing food access...

A US Congress investigative committee has demanded it be provided with key documents related to the proposed Sh43 billion sale to Kenya of armed border-patrol aircraft intended for use against Al-Shabaab in Somalia. The US Air Force, which arranged the deal, was ordered by the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee to produce a set of specified...

Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his main challenger Ambassador Mohamud Abdi have intensified their election campaigns. ODM’s Abdullahi last week began his reelection campaigns in Tarbaj, the backyard of his Jubilee rival Abdi. On Wednesday, Abdullahi was in Jowhar, Doqsa, Dasheeg, Kajaja One and Kajaja Two centres. On Thursday, he held barazas in Katote, Hassan Yarow,...

The US and Saudi Arabia signed arms deals worth almost $110bn on Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump’s visit to the traditional US ally. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the arms agreements will help Saudi Arabia deal with “malign Iranian influence”. “The package of defence equipment and services supports the long-term...

The pain of last year’s Al-Shaabab attack at El-Adde in Somalia returned to haunt a family in Western after their son, long perceived dead in the deadly assault, resurfaced on an online video. The family of Snr Private Alfred Ndanyi Kilasi were Friday heartbroken but hopeful after they saw the face of their emaciated son, who had been taken hostage during the attack...

In January 15, 2016, Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, overran an AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in the town of El Adde. At sunrise, two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) cleared the way for hundreds of jihadists to stream into the base. The Kenyan forces manning the facility were quickly outmatched. The...

A new study has shown eggs to be packed with hard-to-find nutrient Eggs are so full of goodness that they should be regarded as ‘nature’s very own multi-vitamin’, according to a new study. The research, carried out by nutritionist Dr Carrie Rushton and funded by the British Egg Industry, found that the mix of proteins and minerals contained in an egg offers us a...

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in Somalia. UN Photo/Manuel Elias The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian...

FILE – In this photo taken March 25, 2017, Somali women and their malnourished children attend a health center in Baidoa, Somalia. A regional drought has displaced more than half a million people in Somalia and left the country at risk of famine. A cholera outbreak is further complicating relief efforts, in particular in the southern part of the country where...