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2013-01-15 12:27:36

MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil Group has donated $200,000 to help reconstruct the mental health unit of Forlanini Hospital, in Mogadishu. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Dahabshiil Group will finance renovation works in the Mogadishu-based hospital, including provisions for an electric generator, water-reservoir tanks, an annex room for emergencies, two wards and administration and service blocks....

Tropical Storm Murjan Making Landfall On The Horn Of Africa Seen By NASA
2012-10-26 08:15:18

NASA's Aqua satellite watched from space as Somalia in the Horn of Africa experienced a landfalling tropical cyclone on Oct. 25. On Oct. 25, NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Storm Murjan begin to make landfall in eastern Somalia, just south of Cape Guardafui. Cape Guardafui is located in the northeastern Bari province and forms the geographical point of the Horn of Africa. On Oct. 25, 2012 at 0720 UTC (3:20 a.m. EDT) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument...

Birth Of Arabian Sea Cyclone Seen By NASA Satellite
2012-10-25 10:00:27

NASA's TRMM satellite measured rainfall and towering clouds within the Arabian Sea's first tropical cyclone of the season as it passed overhead from space. Meanwhile, the infrared AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite noticed that strong thunderstorms surrounded the center of the storm. Tropical Cyclone 1A is expected to be short-lived as it heads for a landfall in Somalia on Oct. 25. Since it was launched in 1997 the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has been...

2012-10-22 15:25:05

MINNEAPOLIS, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil has helped raise $100,000 to provide health care, clean water and employment opportunities in Somalia as part of a diaspora-led campaign in the US. Led by former 1500-metre World Champion, Abdi Bile, Minnesotans undertook a three-mile sponsored run in the 193-acre Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The run, dubbed 'Run to Unite' was part of the I AM A STAR campaign - a sustained redevelopment drive to aid Somalia in its...

2012-08-07 06:28:42

HARGEISA, Somalia, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahabshiil Group has donated five hundred head of livestock to public hospitals in major cities across the Somali territories. Dahabshiil Group - which consists of Dahabshiil Money Transfer, Dahabshiil Bank International and telecommunications company Somtel - offered the livestock in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, during which philanthropic giving and altruism are encouraged. A donation ceremony was held...

2012-05-22 14:20:53

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Kenyan journalist investigating the Somali pirates and an Afghan broadcaster exposing violence against women will receive the 2012 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced. The award recognizes excellent reporting that makes a difference in the lives of people around the world. Kassim Mohamed is an investigative reporter covering Kenya and Somalia, a nation plagued by lawlessness and piracy....

2012-03-01 06:27:00

PARIS, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eServGlobal will work with Dubai based mobile network operator, ASGSM.MOBI, to bring mobile money services to ASGSM.MOBI subscribers both in Somalia and abroad. ASGSM.MOBI holds a GSM and 3G license for Somalia and has been operating in the country since 2009. ASGSM.MOBI will utilise eServGlobal's PayMobile platform to offer an end-to-end solution including a mobile wallet system and mobile money and mobile commerce services such as...

2012-02-21 10:43:00

$250,000 grant awarded to protect famine victims from cholera STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to AmeriCares to establish a cholera treatment center, in collaboration with the Bangladesh-based health research institution icddr,b, for victims of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The initiative will save lives in a country where cholera is endemic and seasonal outbreaks have been exacerbated by famine...

2012-01-31 10:18:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Bahrain signed a $1.5 million deal to provide a teachers' institute for Somalia, marking Bahrain's second major contribution toward improving conditions in the country. Last November, Bahrain donated funding for the Bahrain Specialist Hospital in Mogadishu to help restore eyesight to 1,000 Somalis and also extended 200 tons of emergency relief aid to the country. Yesterday, in cooperation with Islamic Relief...

2011-12-13 12:23:00

Effort will assist more than 10,000 in southern Ethiopia LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is contributing US$10,000 to provide safe, clean drinking water for three months to an estimated 20,000 people who have had to rely on dirty water from local ponds amid severe drought and famine in the Borena zone of Oromia, Ethiopia. AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, is overseeing the effort, which will...


Latest Somalia Reference Libraries

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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2008-10-18 12:28:34

The Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi) is a species of bird found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It perches in the open and is frequently seen waving its long tail from side to side excitedly. It is difficult to miss these birds as they seem to perch on every available telegraph pole and wire. This is a noisy, obvious bird which can often be seen in small groups. It can be distinguished from the similarly long-tailed Common Fiscal by its gray (not...

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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