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BREAKINGNEWS:Egypt's army chief field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will remain as defense minister in the new government

sisiEgypt's army chief field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will remain as defense minister in the new government, an official source told Reuters news agency on Wednesday.
"He is expected to continue in his post until all the issues regarding the election laws are resolved," the source said.
Sisi is widely expected to win the forthcoming presidential election but has yet to formally announce his candidacy. He must vacate the position of defense minister in order to run
Egyptian Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Mahlab also reappointed three ministers in his new government.

Canadian Humanitarian, Author Wins the 2014 Awdal Achievement Award

canadiangirlAmanda Lindhout back in Somalia in 2011- THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jared Moossy
Amanda Lindhout, Canadian humanitarian, author wins the Amoud Foundation Awdal Achievement 
Award for 2014. The award decision was announced at the Amoud Foundation Annual Dinner on 
Saturday, February 22, 2014, in Irving, Texas, USA. 
Ms. Lindhout was abducted by insurgents in Somalia in 2008 and held captive for 463 days during 
which she endured unspeakable ordeal. After her release in November 2009, she wrote a riveting 
memoir, A House in the Sky, about her ordeal. One would think that after such an ordeal, she would 
not want to have anything to do with Somalia ever again. But you would be wrong. She could not forget
the level of human suffering she had witnessed there, especially by women and children. In 2010, she 
founded the Global Enrichment Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance in Somalia, including 
university scholarships to needy Somali women. In 2011, she was back in Somalia to advance her 
philanthropic mission. 

Somali kids at doorstep of death

gaajoMogadishu - Somalia's 2011 famine is over. Militants have been pushed out of Mogadishu. Political progress is being made. And yet the UN and Somali government are pleading with international donors to help a country they say is still in crisis.
Aid groups, pressed to respond to emergency situations in Somalia in recent years, have not been able to put the time or resources into building the country's systems, the UNs aid chief for Somalia said on Tuesday.
Many in the country remain in dire circumstances.
"We have 50 000 children at the doorstep of death," because of severe malnourishment, Philippe Lazzarini said.
International donors, squeezed by the continuing crisis in Syria and new emergencies in South Sudan and Central African Republic, have given less money to Somalia.
Donors also have continuing concerns about the theft and corruption of aid money in a country with less effective government oversight of money.

£90m of British aid to Somalia 'helps Al Qaeda': Pressure grows to divert cash back to the UK

UKSOMALIYABritish aid to Somalia is already channelled through charities and agencies, rather than central government, in a bid to sidestep rampant corruption among officials.
et a separate study revealed that many of these organisations have been forced to hand over large sums in ‘protection money’ to Al Shabaab to be allowed to work there – even during the drought and famine of 2011 when nearly 260,000 Somalis died. 





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