Saturday, July 21, 2018
Wardheer News

Italy commits $1.2 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund

The African Development Bank has participated in a signing ceremony that occasioned Italy’s contribution of €1 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The ceremony was witnessed by Albert Mafusire, the African Development Bank’s Principal Country Economist for Somalia, who … Continued

Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

By Maggie Fick and Omar Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that enables people to transfer cash and make payments on cellphones without … Continued

The young Somalis recreating Mogadishu’s prewar splendour

By stephen Buranyi A project that uses crowdsourced photos of destroyed buildings to form 3D digital models is helping refugees rediscover their roots Five years ago, Yusuf Shegow visited the ruins of the once-grand Al-Uruba hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean … Continued

Oregon seeing more demand for ethnic grocery stores

BY ERICKA CRUZ GUEVARRA PORTLAND, ORE. In the small Eastern Oregon border town of Ontario, Djimet Dogo met with over 150 Congolese, Somali, Iraqi and Syrian refugees living there. They wanted to know: how can we open our own halal store … Continued

Saudi City Project Calls in the Musicians

By Sarah Algethami Tamer Hosny concert at King Abdullah Economic City on March 30 On the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, a new city in development is struggling to rise to the ambitious goals set by its founders. Time to … Continued

Ethiopia Invests in its Neighbors’ Ports

Landlocked Ethiopia has announced significant new steps to diversify its access to seagoing trade. Since the 1990s, it has depended almost exclusively upon the Port of Djibouti to handle its waterborne commerce, but it is making moves in Sudan, Somaliland, … Continued