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Refugee/West Bank artist Aziz Osman exhibits his work at the Mia’s first Somali showcase

Aziz Osman is one of those artists. Born in northern Somalia, the painter, sculptor, and ceramic artist grew up in the country’s capital, Mogadishu. He began making art as young as eight years old.

Somalia Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2017 – Research and Markets

Somalia’s telcos reinstate mobile internet services

Somalia’s telecom market has managed to keep going despite the lack of guidance from a central government or sector regulatory since 1991, when a dictatorial regime was overthrown, and despite the efforts of the Al Shabaab Islamic militant group to close down internet services.

Azhar imam confers with Somali president on means to combat extremism

CAIRO – 21 Aug 2017: Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb received on Monday visiting Head of the Muslims Elders Council and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and his accompanying delegation. 

Turkish volunteers in Africa to help carry out renovation projects

A group of Turkish volunteers who arrived in Somalia as part of an initiative by the Turkish development agency have started renovating an orphanage and school, reports said Sunday.

Somalia approves the National Communications Act

The Upper House of Somalia’s parliament has passed the National Communications Act, which was earlier passed by the National Assembly on August 9, 2017.

The Act was approved with 39 of the 40 sitting members voting in favour after serious discussions in the last couple of days. This makes the first act that is approved by this new House to Somalia’s legislative system.

Al-Sisi asserts to Farmajo Egypt’s support to Federal Somalia

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi praised Sunday the unique historical relations between Egypt and Somalia, offering all support for Somalia in the next phase to build the state’s institutions, especially the national army, according to a presidency statement.

Shabaab confirm killing of official in US airstrike

The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has confirmed the killing of its senior operative Sheikh Ali Mohamed Hussein alias Ali Jabal, in a US air strike.

The group confirmed the death in a message of condolence and congratulation to Muslims, through its media outlets.

Why Are East African Migrants Drowning Off Yemen’s Coast?

On August 10, 160 Ethiopian migrants were violently forced overboard by human smugglers off Yemen’s coast, leading to the death of six people. The tragic incident came only a day after 120 migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia were forced overboard in a similar event, with fifty presumed dead, according to a statement released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“I cannot just sit there and watch my community perish”: A First Responder’s story from Somalia

For more than 20 years, Abdi* has cared for Somalia’s sick as a nurse with International Medical Corps in Somalia. He started his work with International Medical Corps in 1996. Over the years he has responded to disease outbreaks in three different regions of Somalia and saved countless lives. Today, he sees about 50 patients a day at a clinic that International Medical Corps runs in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray to Subdue Man Swinging Meat Cleaver

On Saturday, police officials used pepper spray on a Somali asylum seeker who is suspected of attacking a Pakistani man with a meat cleaver in Yau Ma Tei, a highly urbanized area in Hong Kong, reported the South China Morning Post.

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