Saturday , 8 August 2020


Interview with FAO rep. in Somalia: UN continues support to fight desert locust amid COVID-19 response

Etienne Peterschmitt

While Somalia and its partners, including the United Nations, focus on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, other parts of the international organization remain concentrated on supporting the Somali authorities in a range of areas – including the current desert locust infestation. The pests continue laying eggs and hatching in their breeding grounds in …

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Interview: Somali flood response by local firms and communities needs better coordination

Abdullahi Nur Osman, the president of the Hormuud Telecom Foundation, recently visited Beledweyne and other flood-affected southern Somali towns to see how local relief efforts were going.  Local businesses, including Hormuud, and local communities have raised huge amounts of cash and gathered food commodities for the flood victims.  However, there …

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Interview: Jubbaland deputy minister for agriculture describes preparations for the rainy season

Ahead of the onset of Gu’season in parts of Somalia, Jubbaland state has embarked on rehabilitation of Jubba river banks to avert flooding as witnessed last year. Radio Ergo’s reporter in Kismayo, Ahmed Abdi Toronto, asked Jubbaland deputy minister for agriculture, Mahdi Muhyadin Mohamed, what measures the government was putting in …

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