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AfDB Approves Plan to Rebuild Institutions in Somalia

The African Development Bank's Board of Directors recently signed off on the Bank's Somalia Country Brief 2017-2020 plan. This is the plan which the bank will be using to help reinforce the country's institutions and critical infrastructures.

Little Time Left to Preserve Somaliland's Neglected Treasures

The ancient trading port of Berbera, lying on the Gulf of Aden opposite Yemen and steeped in history, would be a shoo-in candidate for becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site except for two problems. It's part of Somaliland, which means or most of the world it is still viewed as part of Somalia. It is also crumbling so fast that there soon may be nothing for UNESCO to consider.

Somalia and Djibouti Develop Plans to Cooperate Closer on Posts and Telecom

After a four-day official visit by H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, Somalia's Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Technology, to Djibouti, the Somali minister and H.E. Abadi Youssouf Sougeh, Djibouti's counterpart, have issued a joint statement on plans for cooperation between the two countries on telecom issues.

AfDB Unveils Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF)

Donors were recently briefed on the status of the new Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF) by the African Development Bank. The session also included a look at AfDB's new Country Brief for Somalia.

South and Central Somalia 'Back Online' After Three Weeks

Internet and data services to South and Central Somalia have just been restored, after previous damage to a major fiber-optic cable in the region for approximately three weeks. The owner of the cable, in partnership with the Fed

Year 2 of The Innovate Accelerator in Somalia Seeks Signups

The Innovate Accelerator, a successful tech start-up accelerator created and run by Somalia-based Innovate Ventures, is launching its second year of operation and is currently looking for companies interested in being a part of this year's program.

Japan Funds New Classrooms for Sahil Primary School

The Sahil Primary School in Somalia will be getting 6 new permanent classrooms, 8 latrines, and student furniture to support more than 500 children from IPD settlements in Somalia's Dayniile District. This all thanks to a $83 million grant provided by the Government of Japan.

South Sudan Declares Famine

On February 20, South Sudan became the first country since 2012 to declare famine. With drought creating havoc in many African regions, they may not be the last, as UNICEF just warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.

FAO Establishes New Fund to Help Horn of Africa Countries Address Drought

As farming families in Horn of Africa countries struggle with the effects of multiple droughts, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that hunger will rise and further declines in local livelihoods will continue in the coming months. This is part of why the FAO has announced its new Early Warning Early Action Fund (EWEA), for which Somalia and Kenya will be among the first countries served.

Bossaso City Extension Plan in Somalia Reviewed in Town Hall Meeting

Somalia's Bossaso Municipality, located in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, is planned as a city extension which can handle increased urban growth and bring public services closer to the region's economic hub. To help make that plan as inclusive and successful as possible, current plans for this were reviewed publicly for the first time in a town hall meeting this month.

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