Somalia secures $64 million in Infrastructure Development grants for Kismayo and Baidoa

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors on 19 July 2019 approved grants of $28.86 million for water and sanitation and roads projects designed to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost the East African country’s resilience. The grants, consisting of $11.99 million from the Bank’s Transition States Facility (TSF) for an urban water and... Continue Reading →

Ethiopian Airlines announces new service to Garowe

AVIATION TRIBUNE Ethiopian Airlines Group announced the launch of its flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019. Regarding the launch of the flight, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebereMariam, said: “It gives us great pleasure to launch our flight to Garowe, Somalia. In addition to our operating flight to Mogadishu, Somalia,... Continue Reading →

Somalia – A growing African hub for Startups

Somali founders and businessmen are rapidly turning the cities of Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa into tech hubs filled with incubators and accelerators creating popular apps and platforms that allow for the purchase and dispatch of products or services in a more convenient way. These tech companies have begun transforming the lives of ordinary people in... Continue Reading →

Qatar Airways begins weekly flights to Mogadishu

Qatar Airways has added Mogadishu to its global network of destinations. Its aircraft landed at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in the Somali capital in a ceremony attended by Qatari and Somali officials. "I am truly honoured to be here today to inaugurate our new destination. We have responded to the growing demand from customers... Continue Reading →

Exxon Mobil and Shell return to Somalia

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, two heavyweight giants in the Petroleum Industry are planning to return to Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round later this year, according to the East African country’s oil ministry. Shell and Exxon Mobil had a joint venture on five offshore blocks in Somalia during the 1980s but... Continue Reading →

QTerminals has announced it has started a new weekly service; the 'Mogadishu Express', which will be a direct maritime link between Qatar and Somalia. In a post on social media on Monday, QTerminals said the service will call on the Ports of Mogadishu and Kismayo in Somalia and facilitates direct trade between the two countries... Continue Reading →

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