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Mogadishu, Somalia

For other uses, see Mogadishu Mogadishu Capital Mogadishu Location in Somalia Coordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′ECoordinates: 02°02′N 45°21′E Country  Somalia Region Banaadir Government  • Mayor Thabid Abdi Mohammed Area  • Urban 96,878 km2 (37,327 sq mi) Elevation 9 m (30 ft) Population (2017)  • Capital 2,120,000 Demonym(s) Mogadishan Time zone EAT (UTC+3) Climate BSh Mogadishu Somali, known locally as Hamar, …

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“Tragic milestone”: 1 in 5 South Sudanese children now refugees

South Sudan’s intensifying humanitarian crisis now means that a “tragic milestone” has been reached, with more than a million children forced to flee the country. UNICEF‘s Chief of Communication in South Sudan, Tim Irwin, said it represented a “generation on the brink of catastrophe”. Monday’s joint statement from the UN …

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As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia

Somalia is suffering from the largest cholera outbreak in the past five years and the number of people killed is expected to double by the end of June, the United Nations health agency. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported close to 32,000 cases of cholera, including 618 deaths, since …

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UN food agencies urge Governments to step up food action in African countries facing famine

Unless urgent action is taken to feed people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, more than 20 million people will not find enough food to eat, the heads of the United Nations food agencies today warned. “Many people have already died,” UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Director-General …

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Nigeria: Welcoming release of 82 Chibok girls, UN urges support for their rehabilitation

Welcoming Saturday’s release of 82 of the schoolgirls abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok by the Boko Haram insurgent group three years ago, the United Nations has called for continued global support for the country’s efforts to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate all Boko Haram victims. “We appeal to all …

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Zewail City of Science and Technology – Egypt

Zewail City Mission Zewail City of Science and Technology – with its five constituents: the University of Science and Technology, the Research Institutes, the Technology Pyramid, the Academy, and the Center for Strategic Studies – is designed to bring about effective participation in 21st century science, to elevate local technologies to an …

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Lorch Foundation Bursaries for International Students at Cranfield University in UK, 2017

Lorch Foundation is offering Bursaries for international students at Cranfield University. Bursaries are available for international students to pursue full-time master’s course in water. Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. If students are an international student they will need …

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