Norway Joins Int’l Efforts to Prevent Famine in Somalia

[Shabelle] Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. ‘A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid.

[Shabelle] Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. 'A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Somalia Drought Leaves 30 Dead Near Diinsoor Town

[Shabelle] Nearly 30 people, most of them women and children are reported to have died of hunger and malnutrition near Diinsoor district in Baay region, which once served as Al Shabaab bastion.

[Shabelle] Nearly 30 people, most of them women and children are reported to have died of hunger and malnutrition near Diinsoor district in Baay region, which once served as Al Shabaab bastion.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Startups Awarded in Inaugural Financial Technology Competition

[New Times] Three local startups have scooped a total of $6,000 (about Rwf5 million) at the inaugural ‘DataHacks4Fi competition’, which took place in Kigali on Friday.

[New Times] Three local startups have scooped a total of $6,000 (about Rwf5 million) at the inaugural 'DataHacks4Fi competition', which took place in Kigali on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Militants Killed As Forces Launch Offensive in Gedo

[Shabelle] At least three Al Shabaab fighters were killed in a military offensive by Somali forces in Gedo region, near Somalia’s border with Kenya on Saturday, officials said.

[Shabelle] At least three Al Shabaab fighters were killed in a military offensive by Somali forces in Gedo region, near Somalia's border with Kenya on Saturday, officials said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

UN – World Must Act Now to Save Lives in Somalia

[Shabelle] As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

[Shabelle] As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Why Cyber Espionage Is a Real Threat to Global Order

[New Times] Barely a week ago, I chanced upon a programme on Al Jazeera which was held under then title “a threat of cyberwarfare”. The discussants mainly underscored the exponential increase of cyber/data espionage, as one of the tools used in actual …

[New Times] Barely a week ago, I chanced upon a programme on Al Jazeera which was held under then title "a threat of cyberwarfare". The discussants mainly underscored the exponential increase of cyber/data espionage, as one of the tools used in actual warfare.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Gunmen Shoot Dead Radio Owner

[Dalsan Radio] An enterpreneur and owner of the Voice of Central Somalia radio has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Mohamed Omar Hagafey was in his vehicle in Hodan district when he was accosted by gunmen who later fled the scene.

[Dalsan Radio] An enterpreneur and owner of the Voice of Central Somalia radio has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Mohamed Omar Hagafey was in his vehicle in Hodan district when he was accosted by gunmen who later fled the scene.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

7th Tayeb Salih International Award Round-Up

[SudaNow] Al-Tayeb Salih International Award for Creative Writing concluded its seventh round last Thursday with participation of 28 countries, 208 literary works and 18 studies on African literature.

[SudaNow] Al-Tayeb Salih International Award for Creative Writing concluded its seventh round last Thursday with participation of 28 countries, 208 literary works and 18 studies on African literature.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan