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New oil storage terminal opened to serve Horn of Africa

A new oil storage terminal has been opened at the port city of Berbera to serve the Horn of Africa region.
A  new oil storage terminal has been opened at the port city of Berbera to serve the Horn of Africa region. Dubbed Dahabshiil Oil Storage Terminal  (DOST), it was officially inaugurated by Somaliland President Muse Bihi who...

Google to Train 20,000 Nigerians in Digital Skills

FILE — Participants walk past glowing signs during a conference tagged "Google for Nigeria" in Lagos, Nigeria, July 27, 2017.
By: Reuters Google plans to train 20,000 Nigerian women and youth in digital skills and provide a grant of $1.6 million to help the government create 1 million digital jobs in the country, its Africa executives said...

FAO and UK launch anticipatory action to reduce El Niño’s impact on at-risk communities in Somalia

he Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the British Embassy Mogadishu (BEM) have launched an Anticipatory Action and Preparedness programme in Somalia ahead of an expected El Niño event.
Mogadishu – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the British Embassy Mogadishu (BEM) have launched an Anticipatory Action and Preparedness programme in Somalia ahead of an expected El Niño event. El Niño is...

Somaliland President lays foundation stone for new oil reserve facility at Berbera

Somaliland President lays foundation stone for new oil reserve facility at Berbera
By M.A. Egge The President of the Republic of Somaliland Musa Bihi Abdi officially laid the foundation stone for a new fuel storage tank reservoir project that is being implemented by the Trafigura company at the port city...

Virginia firm that sends money to Somalia fined $72,500 by state

Virginia firm that sends money to Somalia fined $72,500 by state
Richmond Times-Dispatch Money moves a lot faster and a lot farther than when Bureau of Financial Institutions Commissioner Joe Face got started as a state bank examiner four decades ago. His bureau’s latest effort to protect Virginians...

Tanzania High Court throws out case against DP World ports deal

A ship docked at the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK
By: The East African Tanzania's High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by four private citizens challenging the legality of the government’s new ports management deal with the United Arab Emirates and have it voided on constitutional...

Ethiopia Transport Minister arrives in Somaliland to look at more options for Ethiopia

Ethiopia Transport Minister arrives in Somaliland to look at more options for Ethiopia
By: Staff writer An Ethiopian delegation led by the transport and logistics minister Dr. Alemu Sime has arrived in Hargeisa, Somaliland to look at more options for Ethiopia. The delegation has discussed with...

Mother and baby dead, 30 missing after migrant boats sink off Italian coast

ITALIAN COASTGUARD Image caption, The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of a one-year-old baby and a woman from the Ivory Coast
By Charlene Anne Rodrigues, BBC News At least two people have died and more than 30 are believed to be missing after two ships carrying migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Somalia suspends athletics chief after video of slow runner goes viral, amid accusations of nepotism

Somalia suspends athletics chief after video of slow runner goes viral, amid accusations of nepotism
By: CBS News The chairwoman of Somalia's national athletics federation has been suspended amid accusations of nepotism after a seemingly untrained female sprinter represented the African country at the World University Games in China and took more...

Ethiopia’s Amhara region pleads for help with violent unrest after attempt to disarm local fighters

FILE - Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on June 8, 2023. Violent unrest is escalating in Ethiopia’s Amhara region as federal security forces clash with a local ethnic militia, leading the deputy prime minister in an unusually outspoken statement to call the situation “increasingly grave.” (Ahmed Yosri/Pool Photo via AP, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By:AP Authorities in Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Thursday asked the federal government for help, as a local ethnic militia clashed with federal security forces, halting some flights to key cities and leading the deputy prime minister, in...