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YunisDekow Featured image for EgyptAir launches new route to Mogadishu with stopover in Djibouti
Fri 12 Jul, 2024 22:13
EgyptAir launches new route to Mogadishu with stopover in Djibouti
Featured image for EgyptAir launches new route to Mogadishu with stopover in Djibouti

The expansion increases EgyptAir's reach to 26 African destinations, fostering greater connectivity across the continent.


YunisDekow Featured image for Piracy, armed robbery incidents rise off the coast of Somalia
Fri 12 Jul, 2024 18:41
Piracy, armed robbery incidents rise off the coast of Somalia
Featured image for Piracy, armed robbery incidents rise off the coast of Somalia

IMB's report also indicates that the perpetrators in Somalia are often heavily armed, with a notable increase in the use of guns.


YunisDekow Featured image for Somali army liberates town from Al-Shabaab militants
Fri 12 Jul, 2024 17:21
Somali army liberates town from Al-Shabaab militants
Featured image for Somali army liberates town from Al-Shabaab militants

During the operation, Al-Shabaab militants offered minimal resistance, opting to retreat as the Somali Army, the ground forces component of the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF), and local clan forc...


YunisDekow Featured image for National security centre stage on Somalia President's visit to Eritrea
Tue 09 Jul, 2024 16:09
National security centre stage on Somalia President's visit to Eritrea
Featured image for National security centre stage on Somalia President's visit to Eritrea

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed met his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki for discussions on enhancing bilateral relations across the political, security, military, economic, cultural, and social se...


YunisDekow Featured image for Somali Police Force launches recruitment drive targeting professionals

YunisDekow Featured image for Inter-clan conflicts displace hundreds in Somalia - UN
Tue 09 Jul, 2024 06:36
Inter-clan conflicts displace hundreds in Somalia - UN
Featured image for Inter-clan conflicts displace hundreds in Somalia - UN

UNHCR documented in a report released on Monday the extensive damage to infrastructure and disruption of daily life for residents in these areas.


YunisDekow Featured image for UNHCR reports increase in GBV cases as Sudan conflict continues
Mon 08 Jul, 2024 23:10
UNHCR reports increase in GBV cases as Sudan conflict continues
Featured image for UNHCR reports increase in GBV cases as Sudan conflict continues

Attacks on anti-GBV service providers and frontline workers, including women-led organisations, have also been on the rise.


YunisDekow Featured image for Hundreds of Wajir residents regain eyesight at free medical camp
Mon 08 Jul, 2024 19:04
Hundreds of Wajir residents regain eyesight at free medical camp
Featured image for Hundreds of Wajir residents regain eyesight at free medical camp

The programme targeted all eight sub-counties of Wajir East, Wajir West, Wajir South, Wajir North, Buna, Tarbaj, Eldas, and Habaswein, offering free cataract screenings, eye checkups, and treatments.


YunisDekow Featured image for Egypt and Somalia vow to strengthen ties and regional stability
Fri 05 Jul, 2024 12:03
Egypt and Somalia vow to strengthen ties and regional stability
Featured image for Egypt and Somalia vow to strengthen ties and regional stability

During the phone conversation, President El-Sisi reaffirmed Egypt's full support for Somalia's security, stability, and sovereignty.


YunisDekow Featured image for New electrification project enhances Wajir South's growth and development
Tue 02 Jul, 2024 06:57
New electrification project enhances Wajir South's growth and development
Featured image for New electrification project enhances Wajir South's growth and development

Hussein Mohammed, the Board Director of REREC, said the project will promote sustainable energy solutions and rural electrification, catalysing socio-economic transformation.


YunisDekow Featured image for Jigjiga International Book Fair celebrates Somali culture and literature
Mon 01 Jul, 2024 06:51
Jigjiga International Book Fair celebrates Somali culture and literature
Featured image for Jigjiga International Book Fair celebrates Somali culture and literature

The event aims to showcase the rich heritage of Somali literature and foster a love for reading in the community. 


YunisDekow Featured image for Nurses' union asks members to voluntarily help Finance Bill protesters
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 20:27
Nurses' union asks members to voluntarily help Finance Bill protesters
Featured image for Nurses' union asks members to voluntarily help Finance Bill protesters

Secretary General Seth Panyako emphasised the importance of supporting citizens' right to access medical care, as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya.


YunisDekow Featured image for NCIC supports Gen Z protests against Finance Bill
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 19:59
NCIC supports Gen Z protests against Finance Bill
Featured image for NCIC supports Gen Z protests against Finance Bill

Gen Zs have demonstrated a remarkable display of protest, particularly through the #OccupyParliament and #RejectFinanceBill campaigns, pressuring leaders, including President William Ruto, to reject t...


YunisDekow Featured image for Finance Bill takes centre stage as thousands of Northern Kenya residents engage on Twitter space
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 08:38
Finance Bill takes centre stage as thousands of Northern Kenya residents engage on Twitter space
Featured image for Finance Bill takes centre stage as thousands of Northern Kenya residents engage on Twitter space

Experts argued that the Bill would escalate the cost of living and present challenges for tax compliance, especially affecting small businesses and individuals with limited resources.


YunisDekow Featured image for Diligent young farmer who is the talk of Wajir 
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 07:34
Diligent young farmer who is the talk of Wajir 
Featured image for Diligent young farmer who is the talk of Wajir 

Despite a background in procurement, he embarked on an unconventional transition to farming in 2019, motivated by the pursuit of a sustainable livelihood.


YunisDekow Featured image for Burundi soldiers hand over military base in Jowhar to Somali Forces
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 07:09
Burundi soldiers hand over military base in Jowhar to Somali Forces
Featured image for Burundi soldiers hand over military base in Jowhar to Somali Forces

The African Union peacekeeping mission said the transfer of the military facility is according to plans in Phase Three of ATMIS's drawdown efforts, aimed at enhancing local security capacity.


YunisDekow Featured image for Wajir leaders, residents unite in call for ban on muguka, miraa 
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 06:31
Wajir leaders, residents unite in call for ban on muguka, miraa 
Featured image for Wajir leaders, residents unite in call for ban on muguka, miraa 

Governor Ahmed Abdullahi signalled that the county would join the coastal counties of Mombasa, Kilifi, and Taita Taveta, which had earlier banned the sale, supply, and consumption of muguka.


YunisDekow Featured image for Somali police enforce strict license plate regulation to curb insecurity
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 21:36
Somali police enforce strict license plate regulation to curb insecurity
Featured image for Somali police enforce strict license plate regulation to curb insecurity

The police emphasised the importance of vehicle identification in maintaining public safety and combating crime in the city, grappling with insecurity from organised groups and other perpetrators.


YunisDekow Featured image for New Wajir modern market to be constructed at Baraza Park in Habaswein
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 08:01
New Wajir modern market to be constructed at Baraza Park in Habaswein
Featured image for New Wajir modern market to be constructed at Baraza Park in Habaswein

Baraza Park was chosen due to its accessibility from two roads and its proximity to the town centre.


YunisDekow Featured image for ATMIS begins third phase of troop drawdown from Somalia, hands over Bariire base
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 23:22
ATMIS begins third phase of troop drawdown from Somalia, hands over Bariire base
Featured image for ATMIS begins third phase of troop drawdown from Somalia, hands over Bariire base

The third phase of the troop drawdown follows the successful completion of the first two phases, finalised in June 2023 and January 2024, respectively.


YunisDekow Featured image for Somali police enhance professionalism with new operating procedures supported by ATMIS
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 23:07
Somali police enhance professionalism with new operating procedures supported by ATMIS
Featured image for Somali police enhance professionalism with new operating procedures supported by ATMIS

The discussions addressed serious crimes like homicide, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, firearms and ammunition trafficking, illicit narcotics trafficking, piracy, financial crimes, and...


YunisDekow Featured image for Fallen SNA commander Major Mohamed Nuur praised for exemplary leadership
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 21:36
Fallen SNA commander Major Mohamed Nuur praised for exemplary leadership
Featured image for Fallen SNA commander Major Mohamed Nuur praised for exemplary leadership

Speaker Adan said the commander's ultimate death in the line of duty is a testament to his patriotism and commitment to the defense of his country.


YunisDekow Featured image for Private universities praised for preserving educational fabric of Somalis
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 23:03
Private universities praised for preserving educational fabric of Somalis
Featured image for Private universities praised for preserving educational fabric of Somalis

The speaker commended parents, teachers and the management of the university for their unremitting efforts to ensure students excelled.


Zakia Hussein Ahmed Featured image for Zakia Ahmed, Somalia's first female Deputy Police Commissioner, ends tenure after five years
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 17:45
Zakia Ahmed, Somalia's first female Deputy Police Commissioner, ends tenure after five years
Featured image for Zakia Ahmed, Somalia's first female Deputy Police Commissioner, ends tenure after five years

Brig. Gen. Zakia made history in 2018 when she became the first woman to serve as the second-in-command of the Somali Police Force.


YunisDekow Featured image for Wajir County residents unite to fight drug abuse
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 23:20
Wajir County residents unite to fight drug abuse
Featured image for Wajir County residents unite to fight drug abuse

Recognising the crucial role that communities play in tackling the issue, women from various parts of the town have come together to mobilise others and help address the challenge.


YunisDekow Featured image for 2026 WCQ: Somalia confident ahead of crunch clash against Botswana
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 21:53
2026 WCQ: Somalia confident ahead of crunch clash against Botswana
Featured image for 2026 WCQ: Somalia confident ahead of crunch clash against Botswana

Set against the backdrop of Group G's exciting lineup of matches on Monday, the Ocean Stars will clash with Botswana at the Estádio do Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique.


YunisDekow Featured image for Alarm as Wajir County records steady rise in new HIV infections
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 19:03
Alarm as Wajir County records steady rise in new HIV infections
Featured image for Alarm as Wajir County records steady rise in new HIV infections

Data from the county shows that the majority of the new infections are among individuals aged 15 to 24—young people in a critical stage of exploring relationships and sexuality, and making important l...


YunisDekow Featured image for New report reveals devastating human, economic toll of prolonged Gaza war on Palestinians
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 07:11
New report reveals devastating human, economic toll of prolonged Gaza war on Palestinians
Featured image for New report reveals devastating human, economic toll of prolonged Gaza war on Palestinians

Nearly half of the population is grappling with catastrophic levels of food insecurity.


YunisDekow Featured image for Wajir County restructures Executive team to boost service delivery
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 23:25
Wajir County restructures Executive team to boost service delivery
Featured image for Wajir County restructures Executive team to boost service delivery

The reorganisation is designed to bolster efficiency and ensure the effective delivery of services to the residents of Wajir County.


YunisDekow Featured image for Mogadishu residents celebrate Somalia's election to UN Security Council
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 22:12
Mogadishu residents celebrate Somalia's election to UN Security Council
Featured image for Mogadishu residents celebrate Somalia's election to UN Security Council

Mayor Yusuf said that the election outcome of the United Nations Security Council reflects Somalia's ability to stand independently.


YunisDekow Featured image for 17 crew members rescued as EU naval forces thwart pirate attack off Somalia
Fri 24 May, 2024 18:23
17 crew members rescued as EU naval forces thwart pirate attack off Somalia
Featured image for 17 crew members rescued as EU naval forces thwart pirate attack off Somalia

One crew member was said to have incurred some injuries but he was in stable condition and had received medical attention after being rescued. 


YunisDekow Featured image for 500 Somali pilgrims arrive in Mecca to begin Hajj journey
Fri 24 May, 2024 06:36
500 Somali pilgrims arrive in Mecca to begin Hajj journey
Featured image for 500 Somali pilgrims arrive in Mecca to begin Hajj journey

On Thursday, 500 pilgrims touched down in Saudi Arabia, with 11,000 Somalis anticipated to participate in this year's pilgrimage to Mecca.


Yusuf Haji Avenue Featured image for Dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in State operation to reclaim riparian land
Thu 23 May, 2024 18:58
Dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in State operation to reclaim riparian land
Featured image for Dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in State operation to reclaim riparian land

The demolitions impacted dozens of businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), restaurants, spare parts dealers, and a local lodge.


zimbabwe drought Featured image for UN urges enhanced support for Africa's drought-affected countries
Tue 21 May, 2024 09:54
UN urges enhanced support for Africa's drought-affected countries
Featured image for UN urges enhanced support for Africa's drought-affected countries

The agencies have called on the international community to help ramp up a timely emergency response to support victims of drought in the region.


YunisDekow Featured image for Study raises alarm over high carbon monoxide levels in Nairobi homes
Sun 19 May, 2024 20:40
Study raises alarm over high carbon monoxide levels in Nairobi homes
Featured image for Study raises alarm over high carbon monoxide levels in Nairobi homes

The study sheds light on alarming levels of carbon monoxide in Nairobi, primarily from cooking at home, and says they are comparable to what is recorded in rural areas.


YunisDekow Featured image for Puntland forces seize cache of weapons in major security operation
Sun 19 May, 2024 14:51
Puntland forces seize cache of weapons in major security operation
Featured image for Puntland forces seize cache of weapons in major security operation

The weapons seized by the Puntland Maritime Police Force included AK-47 rifles, handguns, grenades, and other light weapons during the operation on Saturday.


YunisDekow Featured image for Telecommunication Day: UN says digital innovation crucial in addressing pressing challenges 
Fri 17 May, 2024 21:11
Telecommunication Day: UN says digital innovation crucial in addressing pressing challenges 
Featured image for Telecommunication Day: UN says digital innovation crucial in addressing pressing challenges 

One of Kenya's objectives outlined in Vision 2030 is digital development through a digital economy which aims to seamlessly link Kenyans with the global community.


YunisDekow Featured image for Senate committee engages stakeholders over concerns on registration of teachers with disabilities
Wed 15 May, 2024 07:43
Senate committee engages stakeholders over concerns on registration of teachers with disabilities
Featured image for Senate committee engages stakeholders over concerns on registration of teachers with disabilities

The committee was probing claims that Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers has been registering teachers with disabilities without their consent.


YunisDekow Featured image for Suspect arrested after woman was gang raped in Wajir
Tue 16 Apr, 2024 09:10
Suspect arrested after woman was gang raped in Wajir
Featured image for Suspect arrested after woman was gang raped in Wajir

According to the police, the man named five others, saying it was a gang rape. He will be arraigned on Tuesday as detectives hunt for the other suspects.


YunisDekow Featured image for Garissa County to develop ECDE Bill to reduce dropout rates
Sat 13 Apr, 2024 07:16
Garissa County to develop ECDE Bill to reduce dropout rates
Featured image for Garissa County to develop ECDE Bill to reduce dropout rates

The bill will offer guidance to pre-primary education (popularly known as nursery education) and supervise service providers throughout the county.


YunisDekow Featured image for Wajir parents warned of flood risks to children
Fri 12 Apr, 2024 20:58
Wajir parents warned of flood risks to children
Featured image for Wajir parents warned of flood risks to children

Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Muhumed said guardians of children in the county must remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring their safety during the rainy season.


YunisDekow Featured image for Flood alert for Garissa, Tana River and Lamu as Seven Forks Dams near overflow
Mon 08 Apr, 2024 20:14
Flood alert for Garissa, Tana River and Lamu as Seven Forks Dams near overflow
Featured image for Flood alert for Garissa, Tana River and Lamu as Seven Forks Dams near overflow

The Seven Forks Dams are almost spilling over, government agency says, asking residents to move to higher and safer grounds.


YunisDekow Featured image for National Council for Persons with Disabilities leads autism awareness campaign in Garissa

YunisDekow Featured image for Somalia's international partners back constitutional review efforts
Mon 01 Apr, 2024 09:26
Somalia's international partners back constitutional review efforts
Featured image for Somalia's international partners back constitutional review efforts

In a joint statement, the country's allies said they remain dedicated to collaborating with Somalia as it fortifies its position on the global stage.


YunisDekow Featured image for Driving Change: Garissa University leads efforts to transform varsity education

YunisDekow Featured image for FC Shabah clinches the Wajir Governor's Super Cup 2024
Sun 25 Feb, 2024 22:53
FC Shabah clinches the Wajir Governor's Super Cup 2024
Featured image for FC Shabah clinches the Wajir Governor's Super Cup 2024

FC Shabah clinched victory in the Wajir Governor's Super Cup 2024 after defeating Al-Anssar FC in a tense penalty shootout. The tournament highlighted the importance of sports in combating radicalizat...


YunisDekow Featured image for Eastleigh's BBS Mall an inspiring development, MP Farah Maalim says on tour
Sun 25 Feb, 2024 21:53
Eastleigh's BBS Mall an inspiring development, MP Farah Maalim says on tour
Featured image for Eastleigh's BBS Mall an inspiring development, MP Farah Maalim says on tour

Farah noted the ingenuity behind the creation of the biggest mall in Eastern and Central Africa, stating that it deserves celebration across the continent. 


YunisDekow Featured image for Discord over Tanzania's Nyerere statue at AU Headquarters
Fri 23 Feb, 2024 07:53
Discord over Tanzania's Nyerere statue at AU Headquarters
Featured image for Discord over Tanzania's Nyerere statue at AU Headquarters

The African Union (AU) this week bestowed this honour upon Nyerere at a ceremony led by AU Commission Chair Mousa Faki Mahammat, who expressed profound pleasure in commemorating one of Africa's most i...


YunisDekow Featured image for DP Gachagua vows firm action against illicit brew trade
Thu 22 Feb, 2024 21:32
DP Gachagua vows firm action against illicit brew trade
Featured image for DP Gachagua vows firm action against illicit brew trade

The forthcoming measures aim to address the issue comprehensively and involve various sectors for a holistic approach.


YunisDekow Featured image for Sudanese official announces fresh peace initiative after talks with Museveni
Thu 22 Feb, 2024 20:43
Sudanese official announces fresh peace initiative after talks with Museveni
Featured image for Sudanese official announces fresh peace initiative after talks with Museveni

The discussions with President Museveni also delved into the issue of Sudanese refugees flooding into Uganda, a key destination for many seeking safety.


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