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Somalia and UNDP launch new US$10 million project for pastoralist communities to access scarce...

Mogadishu, Somalia, November 12, 2019---Somalia and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new US$10 million climate adaptation project to help rural communities secure access to diminishing water supplies. More than 360,000 farmers and...

Supermarkets in Asia are Now Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative. Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand earned praise on Facebook for coming up with...

Solar power Impact Cases in Nigeria west Africa

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is home to the second-largest off-grid energy market in the world, trailing only behind India. According to the International Energy Agency, around 77 million Nigerians are either underserved...

Kerala on alert as Maha intensifies into super cyclone off its coast

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) set up 11 shelter camps in the state as cyclonic storm Maha in the Arabian Sea intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. It urged fishermen not to...

Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Saudi Arabia in his first trip to the kingdom in over a decade, signing oil agreements and discussing regional security, in particular, Saudi Arabia's ongoing rivalry with Iran. A...

Champion Boxer Rahma Ali opens up about her hair, fit and social media

Ramla Ali has come a long way – physically across the world, in her sport as the first Muslim woman to win an English boxing title, and with her personal relationship with her hair. In...

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting development targets, says new African Governance Report by Mo Ibrahim Foundation. African governments and partners need to step up efforts to close ‘data gaps’ in SDGs...

Nobel Peace Prize 2019 Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to "achieve peace and...

Norway to Provide Bridging Loan to Somalia

OSLO, Norway, October 10, 2019 -- The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World...

Somalia auditor general slams government finances

MOGADISHU - The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year’s accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday. The critical audit comes...

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