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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Over 30,000 Somalis Return From Conflict-Hit Yemen

    SOMALIA, 2017/06/06 Some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned to Somalia from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. The UNHCR said an increasing number of Somalis are approaching the agency for assistance to support their return, citing safety concerns and limited access to services in Yemen. "UNHCR is presently providing some support to those choosing to return on their own," the UN agency said in a statement.
  • 1.4 million children in Somalia at risk of acute malnutrition in 2017

    SOMALIA, 2017/05/04
  • Drought took their animals and land – now hunger is taking Somalia's children

    SOMALIA, 2017/04/15 Niman Adan Gabus is two years old. He was one of 363,000 Somali children suffering from acute malnutrition. Niman will presently survive next he reached help at Hargeisa group hospital. Those who don’t reach the major hospitals are likely to die, says William Babumba of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. “We have mobile clinics, which are very effective, but severely malnourished children need to reach hospital and this is very difficult, very few can,” says Babumba, in charge of the Somalia region. “It is difficult to know exact numbers but we have heard reports that we may have by presently lost around 10,000 people to the drought.”
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Mogadishu Aden Adde International airport under attack

    SOMALIA, 2014/12/06 The Aden Adde airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu is under attack. Smoke is still rising outside the major gates of the airport next a car explosion on Wednesday morning. At least one person has been killed in the blast. Several others have been injured, inclunding a Somali-Canadian national. The explosion took place outside the Jubba Airways office near the airport. The target appears to have bypassed a UN guard vehicle. The suspected car bomb exploded close to the heavily-fortified gates of Mogadishu airport, the entrance to the "green zone."
  • Somalia's government begged for help Tuesday

    SOMALIA, 2014/08/06 Somalia's government begged for help Tuesday, warning the war-torn country once again faced a hunger and drought catastrophe three years next famine killed additional than a quarter of a million people. "Drought has by presently reached several regions in Somalia," the government said in a statement, warning that "it anticipates that the situation will continue to deteriorate". "The aid in form of food, water and medication must urgently reach the affected people," the statement added.
  • 850,000 Somalis lack food and other basic necessities

    SOMALIA, 2014/02/23 Additional than 850,000 Somalis lack food and other basic necessities, and are living in "crisis and emergency conditions", the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Wednesday (February 19th). An additional 2 million people are "food insecure", said OCHA Director of Operations John Ging next a three-day visit to Somalia, the Associated Press reported.
  • Eritrea, Somalia to end migrant trafficking

    ITALY, 2013/10/06 The UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Ms. Navi Pillay, on Friday urged authorities in Eritrea and Somalia to renew efforts to end the smuggling and trafficking of persons in those nations. The wake of Thursday's boat tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa in which additional than 100 migrants died, most of them Eritrean. Rupert Colville, spokesperson at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, in a statement, said the office was concerned about the increasing rates of smuggling and trafficking of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean and elsewhere
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.