Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘I went through a long period of wanting to kill the Somali pirates who...

Writer Michael Scott Moore set out to write a book about pirates in the Horn of Africa but ended up being held hostage for...

Burundi security agents attack journalist covering murder of top general

Burundi security forces detained and beat a journalist on Sunday while he was covering the assassination of a top general in the capital, Bujumbura,...

Bloomberg News Wins Pulitzer for Explanatory Reporting

The New York Times led the Pulitzer Prizes with awards for its coverage and photos of the Ebola crisis in Africa and a shared...

WikiLeaks posts searchable database of Sony e-mails, documents

A massive cache of internal Sony Pictures Entertainment e-mails and documents was posted online and made searchable Thursday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including...

In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies

The Pentagon has produced its first Department of Defense-wide Law of War Manual and the results are not encouraging for journalists who, the documents states,...

Somalia: Puntland State TV presenters strike over unpaid salaries

Journalists at Puntland State Television (PLTV) have staged a damaging strike for missing salaries and incompetent management, Garowe Online reports. On Saturday, the State TV suspended news programs regularly...

The real reason Twitter wants to know your birthday

Twitter wants to know people’s birthday — so they can let their followers know, show them a balloon animation, and give them more personalised...

Egypt news chief fired after airing wrong Sisi interview

The head of news at Egyptian state television has been sacked after the channel mistakenly aired an old interview of the country's President Abdul...

Natasia Urbano once graced the covers of Vogue. Now she’s living on the streets

Nastasia Urbano lived a glamorous New York life in her 20s. A life many people would envy. Every night saw her dining in lavish style with...

Ethiopia Used Israeli-made Surveillance Technology to Spy on Journalists, Dissidents

A new report details how Ethiopia targeted advocates of the Oromo ethnic group across 20 countries infecting their computers with spyware Israel-based defense outfit Elbit...

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Somalia: Thousands of Soldiers Abandon Key Positions for Lack of Pay

Tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at critical posts to keep the Al Qaida-linked Al Shabaab fighters at bay have abandoned their positions to march...

Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute

Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...