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Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

HARGEISA, Somaliland – Innovate Ventures is re-running its successful tech start-up accelerator for Somali startups, The Innovate Accelerator, to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia. Launched in partnership with VC4A, Telesom and Oxfam, as part of the Work in Progress! project, Innovate Accelerator saw over 180 applications […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

UNICEF and partners conduct lifesaving vaccination campaign

BAIDOA, Somalia, 25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa, a town at the heart of one of Somalia’s hardest-hit areas. Many of the children have never been immunized before – they come from remote areas […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Start-ups

HARGEISA, Somaliland, April 24, 2017/ — Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so) is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator. Launched in partnership with VC4A (https://VC4A.com), Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project, Innovate Accelerator saw over 180 applications submitted for last year’s inaugural cohort. This year […]

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — Commercial ships must once again shore up their defenses against forced boardings at sea, United States Defense Department officials said on Sunday, warning that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that while he was not calling for a […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa?

I know some rather annoying crows in the Somali port town of Berbera. Every morning, as I eat my breakfast by the beach, they swoop down and steal my bread, my jam, even my butter. Then they fly back up to their perches on a tall metal fence. They look like sentries, their black feathers […]

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

2nd Somali Sergeant Among 24 MPD Officers Promoted

It was an exciting day for 24 Minneapolis police officers who received promotions Thursday. Chief Janee Harteau recognized a new commander, four new lieutenants and 19 new sergeants in a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Mayor Betsy Hodges congratulated the officers and offered thanks from the public. “Every single day, you all are out there going through […]

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somalia appreciates the UAE for its rescue to the drought in the country

The Federal Government of Somalia has wholeheartedly thanked the government and the citizens of the United Arab Emirates, which has announced today, Friday that there will be live TV campaign in the UAE in which the citizens in the UAE will fund-rais for the drought in Somalia. The Minister for Information of the Federal Government […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Kenyan forces say 52 al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants’ camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesman said. Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesman for Kenya Defence Forces, said the incident happened in Badhaadhe in Lower Juba. Rifles, three improvised explosive devices and bomb making materials were recovered in […]

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

3 Somali refugees from Rochester shot, 1 killed, in Ohio

Three men from Rochester were shot and one was killed on Monday in Columbus, Ohio. WHAM-TV reported that Omar Abdulkadir Ali, 25, Ali Abdulkadir Ali, 23 and Mohammed Deq, 23, were all shot as suspects attempted to rob the men at gunpoint. Omar was killed. His brother, Ali, and cousin, Mohammed, both remain in critical […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

A sad reality that made a KDF soldier cry after coming from Somalia

Ken, not his real name says that it never dawned on him that one day as grown up man and a ‘real’ man he will ever shade tears. According to him, some people think that when you are a soldier you are tough and you can face some situations without them weighing them down on […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »