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Protecting Somalia’s growing mobile money consumers

The mobile money market is booming in Somalia. Approximately 155 million transactions, worth $2.7 billion or 36% of gross domestic product (GDP), are recorded every month. Mobile money accounts for a high proportion of money supply in the domestic, dollarized economy and has superseded the use of cash; seven out of 10 of Somalis use mobile money services regularly. The ...

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Wanted al Shabaab facilitator arrested in Kenya

Francis Macharia Karishu, a suspect believed to be facilitating al Shabaab activities has been arrested. Macharia was arrested on Sunday evening in Kayole and handed over to the anti-terrorism police unit. The arrest comes just two days after police placed an Sh1 million bounty on his head. Security agencies have warned members of the public that the terror group is ...

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AMISOM Heads of State Call on UN to Reverse Troop Drawdown in Somalia

The five East African nations contributing troops to the AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia have called on the U.N. Security Council to keep troops slated for removal by 2020. The withdrawal of the more than 20,000 AMISOM peacekeepers from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia and Djibouti is slated to begin this year. Heads of state from the five countries met with ...

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Ethiopia Acquires 19% Stake in Berbera Port

A press statement published on DPWORLD’s official website was stated that Ethiopia will become a shareholder of the Port of Berbera following the signing of an agreement with DP World and the Somaliland Port Authority in Dubai today. DP World will hold a 51% stake in the project, Somaliland 30% and Ethiopia the remaining 19%. The government of Ethiopia will also ...

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US officially opposes Ethiopia’s decision of state of emergency

US government issued statement on the political dilemma arisen in Ethiopia. The US stated in its official statement that it strongly disagrees with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. The US said ” We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of ...

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Ethiopia Imposes Martial Law after PM resigns

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency a day after Hailemariam Desalegn, the country’s prime minister, abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as of Friday, but it was not immediately clear how long it would last. Quoting ...

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Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia’s prime minister and chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. Hailemariam’s announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country, which has been releasing thousands of political prisoners to ease tensions. “Unrest and a political crisis have led to the loss of lives and ...

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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. “No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name,” he said during a nationally televised political address Wednesday. “I have therefore come ...

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UAE calls off distabilization of Somalia

Since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the diplomatic relations between Mogadishu and Dubai adminstarations was not healthy as it was before, but it came to light when a coalotion led by Kingdom of Saudi Arbia and UAE blockaded Qatar and called all of their political allies to cut dilpomatic ties with Qatar or at least to reduce their ...

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Prof. Abdiweli’s Administration: Three Years of Chronic Corruption

’The trouble with Africa is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. There is nothing basically wrong with the African character. There is nothing wrong with the African land or climate or water or air or anything else. The African problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenges of personal example ...

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