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After Brunei, Somalia Bans Christmas

Move Over Brunei, Somalia has taken the limelight now imposing a ban on not only Christmas celebrations but also New Year events in the country terming these events as having "nothing to do with Islam." Warning those who celebrate Christmas, Sheikh Mohamed Kheyrow, director of Somalia’s ministry of religion, said:"This is a matter of faith. The Christmas holiday and its ...

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Somalia’s MicroDahab to Lend Solar Powered Water Pumps Under New Microfinance Initiative

MicroDahab MFI, a microfinance subsidiary of Dahabshiil Group, has announced a collaboration with SolarGen Technologies to create the first ‘ijarah thumma Iqtina’ (‘lease to purchase’) sustainable energy product in Somalia. The initiative will enable clients to own a solar-powered water pump which would otherwise be prohibitively expensive for farmers and other small business owners to buy. MicroDahab’s potential for success ...

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