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SOMALIA: BAD URBANIZATION IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The Pains of losing National Heritage The destruction of Mogadishu is a quaint, if not a whimsical, narrative of the demise of thousands of architecturally significant resources, some dating back to the founding era of the City during Muslim renaissance. Many of the resources that are gutted down or burned to the ground are irreplaceable. Pillaging coastal resources is the last act in the ongoing destruction of Mogadishu’s heritage. A new modern building on the edge of the water Before the 1990s civil war, Mogadishu was…

EYES ON UHURU AT CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT JUST DAYS AFTER U.S. TOUR

By Macharia Gaitho, President Uhuru Kenyatta will find Chinese officials keenly studying his every move as he lands in Beijing for the Heads of State Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) just days after meeting US President Donald Trump in the US capital. It has already been confirmed by the Chinese Ambassador in Nairobi, Sun Baohong, that President Kenyatta’s trip to China will include a one-on-one sitting with host President Xi Jinping. In the interim, Chinese officials have been scrambling to…

Madaxda Galmudug oo ka qeyb gashay xaflada furitaanka Isbitaalka Degmada Qeydaro ee Gobolka Mudug

Munaasabad iskugu jirta Xarig Jar iyo daah furka isbitaalka dhawaan uu dhismihiisu dhamaaday ee Degmada Qaydaro Gobolka Mudug ee Galmudug ayaa ka dhacay Deegaankaasi. waxaa ka qeyb galay Mas’uuliyiin uu ka mid yahay Gudoomiyaha Gobolka Mudug ee Galmudug,Xubno ka tirsan wasaaradda caafimaadka galmudug,dhaqaatiir, Qurbo joogta reer galmudug,Maamulka iyo bulshada degmada qeydaro marti sharaf &Bahda Warbaahinta Gobolka Mudug. Dhamaan Mas’uuliyiintii hadalada ka jeediyay xafladda xarig jarka ah waxay bogaadiyeen Intii…

Theresa May visits Nigeria as Brexit trade mission continues

Theresa May is visiting Nigeria on the second day of her trade mission to boost ties with Africa after Brexit. Mrs May discussed security, trade and people trafficking with President Muhammadu Buhari and will later meet victims of modern slavery in Lagos. The prime minister already announced £4bn of extra British support for African economies during the first leg of her trip on Tuesday. She also insisted her "sensible" Brexit plans will deliver a "good" deal. May's mission to woo Africa after Brexit PM seeks…

What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement

The recent events in Eastern Ethiopia proved once again that the country's ethnic federalism is not working. MORE ON ETHIOPIA Ethiopia arrests ex-Somali region head over rights abusesyesterday Will the largest dam in Africa ever be completed?yesterday Nearly one million displaced in Ethiopia ethnic violence4 days ago World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance: PM3 days ago After just four months in office, Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed already managed to make the…

AN OVERVIEW OF THE MINERAL POTENTIAL OF SOMALIA

August 15, 2018 By Abdulkadir Abiikar Hussein  The mining sector of Somalia is still in its infancy stage with activity being predominantly artisanal in nature. However, Somalia has significant potential, and large proportions of its landmass have yet to be explored. Although mining activities in Somalia are minimal, the known mineral targets constitute less than 20%. The country has never had an overall geological and mineralogical survey. Past reconnaissance and exploration efforts were erratic; something here and…

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