WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the country’s $5 billion debt this February, as expected, the country’s finance minister said on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalia’s efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lender’s Highly Indebted Poor Countries program.
GARISSA, Kenya (Xinhua)--Kenya's security officers said Friday they have launched a major manhunt for al-Shabab militant behind recent murder of 11 police officers near the border with Somalia.
MOGADISHU (HOL) - Public hearings for the maritime case between Kenya and Somalia will now take place in June 2020, the International Court of Justice has said acceding to Kenya’s request for more time.
The al-Shabab militant group has sown fear and terror in Eastern Africa for more than a decade. The terrorist group is fighting to oust the Somali government and establish a society based on a rigid interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. Its original leadership was affiliated with al-Qaeda.