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China promises support for Somalia’s official news agency

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Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addressing MP's in parliament in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, Sept. 9, 2012. Xinhua/Faisal Isse

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) –China has promised assistance amounting to some $22,600 to the Somali News Agency (SONNA) to modernize operations at its Mogadishu office. Qin Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to Somalia said the money, which will be used to buy office equipment, is part of China’s assistance to Somalia. Abdulahi Sheikh Abdirahman, the Director of SONNA, hailed the Chinese Embassy for the support, saying that the financial assistance would go towards buying office equipment like cameras and computers.

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