3 Million Plus Locked Of Internet Access In Day 4 Of Outage
28 June – Source : Radio Dalsan – 133 Words
At least 3 million internet users in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia have remained offline for three days. Internet interruption were experienced from Saturday shutting most of the users during the Eid festivities. The outage has affected money transactions firms and other businesses that rely on internet. A number of government offices have also been rendered offline. The outage follows destruction of fibre optic wires under the Indian Ocean that connects Somalia and rest of the world. It is not yet clear when normal services will resume as businesses continue to lose thousands of dollars and communication with families and friends become almost impossible. Ministry of telecommunication says the outage caused by damage on the fibre optic cables by a large ship may take more than a week to repair.
- 3 Million Plus Locked Of Internet Access In Day 4 Of Outage (Radio Dalsan)
- Mahaday Local Authority Denies Engagement Of Foreign Military Help (Goobjoog News)
- Auditor- General Investigates A Scandal At National Immigration Agency (Allbenadir.com)
- School’s Out But Universities Are Still Fighting For Their International Students In Wake Of Travel Bans (Yahoo News)
- It’s Time To Stop Ignoring Conflict In Efforts To Build Resilience (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Mahaday Local Authority Denies Engagement Of Foreign Military Help
28 June – Source : Goobjoog News – Words
The new local commissioner of Mahaday administration refutes the assistance of foreign military in their recent military offensive against Al-Shabaab fighters in many locations under his administration. Speaking to Goobjoog News Commissioner, Abdullahi Mohamed Hussein alias Geeldooh said the Federal military forces of Somalia reached peacefully the locations of Korah Madobe and Ali Foldeere under Mahaday town. He brushed aside reports indicating the involvement of foreign troops in the advancement of the Somali federal forces in capturing the above locations. Commissioner Abdullahi pointed out the determination of sustaining the security of these locations that have fallen into the hands of the government. These towns have been under the control of Al-Shabaab fighters for a long time.
Auditor- General Investigates A Scandal At National Immigration Agency
28 June – Source: Allbenadir.com – 102 Words
Reliable information from the Auditor-General’s office has confirmed that they started an investigation into the work of the Somalia’s Immigration and Naturalization department over corruption allegations, after a formal complaint against them was received by the Auditor –General’s office.
The investigations which is now on for a week is mainly concentrating on the finance department. Sources add that the Ministry of the Finance has filed corruption allegation against the department citing severe corruption and ordered an immediate investigation. The Immigration and Naturalization Agency has been providing passports, visas and other services, but the money was not properly transferred to the finance ministry.
School’s Out, But Universities Are Still Fighting For Their International Students In Wake Of Travel Bans
28 June – Source : Yahoo News – 1973 Words
Earlier this year, Mustapha Ibrahim, a freshman at the University of Rochester in New York, had been planning to celebrate the end of Ramadan last weekend with his family in Somalia. Ibrahim had intended to return home over the summer after he finished his first year of school in the U.S., which also marked the first time he’d set foot in America. Instead, the 20-year-old is spending his summer break on campus. He’s one of thousands of international students whose summer plans were put in limbo earlier this year by two successive executive orders prohibiting entry into the U.S. by citizens of several Muslim-majority countries for 90 days.
Since the orders were issued, universities have been on the frontlines of the fight against them. They’ve stood up for their students and faculty from the countries listed in the orders, opposing the bans with protests and statements in the courts, and with advice and workshops with immigration lawyers. After federal judges blocked the nationwide enactment of the first ban and then of its successor, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Mondaythat it will hear arguments in the case this October. In the meantime, the justices upheld the ban for foreigners who have no relationship to the U.S. and who have not previously visited the country. Those with ties to America, presumably including students at American colleges, will be allowed in, for now.
OPINION, ANALYSIS AND CULTURE
“Diyad Hujale, a programme coordinator at Mercy Corps, said that in Wajir, a Kenyan region bordering Somalia, rising temperatures and a lack of rainfall had caused pastoralists to move further north in search of water and grazing areas, and to encroach on other clans’ land,”
27 June – Source : Thomson Reuters Foundation – 666 Words
When Jean Vergain first travelled to Somalia in 1992 as part of his work for the International Committee of the Red Cross, he met Issa, a pastoralist living with his family and animals. When Vergain returned to the country in 2000 after years of civil war, Issa’s wife and children had moved to Mogadishu, the capital, in the hope of finding food and water. “But Issa refused to leave his herd behind and just travelled further looking for grazing areas,” Vergain remembers.
When Vergain went again to Somalia 15 years later, Issa had no animals left and lived in Mogadishu.“I think he reached a breaking point where conflict and a lack of resources gave him no choice but to flee his home,” Vergain said. “That’s the context us practitioners are working in we have to take it into account.” While many climate adaptation and development programmes operate in unstable countries like Somalia beset by conflict or poor governance too little recognition of that reality is incorporated into adaptation efforts, experts told participants at a conference on community-based adaptation to climate change in Kampala this week.
Mohammed Qazizada, a director at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, said that in Afghanistan, “where 70 percent of the population works in agriculture, rising competition for dwindling resources increases the potential for armed conflict”.“Yet when politicians in our country worry about conflict, infrastructure and other issues, climate change is at the very bottom of their list,” he said.
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Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre takes part in the funeral prayer for the late Jubbaland Minister for Youth and Sports, Mohamed Yusuf.
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