Somalia:Govt Hires US Lobbyists to Help Get More Aid

[Shabelle] The government of Somalia is paying a US lobbying firm Sh40 million ($400,000) through the end of this year to help it gain renewed funding for the country’s army and to lift the Trump administration’s ban on Somalis’ travel to the US.

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Seychelles:China Writes Off U.S.$5.5 Million Loan to Reduce Seychelles’ Debt Load

[Seychelles News Agency] The Chinese government has written off a loan to Seychelles worth 37,816,400 renminbi — or $5.5 million — after an agreement aimed at supporting Seychelles’ economy and reducing its debt load was signed this week.

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