Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In Cameroon, Ahmed Abba sentenced to 10 years in jail

A military court in Cameroon today sentenced Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison and...

SOMALI PIRATES BEING DRIVEN BACK TO THE SEAS BY DROUGHT AND FAMINE: U.S. COMMANDER

Pirates in Somalia are being driven to the seas by a devastating drought, says the top U.S. military commander in Africa. A spate of pirate...

WHY IS TRUMP SENDING MORE U.S. TROOPS TO SOMALIA?

The last deployment of regular U.S. troops to Somalia led to an incident that sparked widespread horror. Somali militiamen shot down two U.S. Black Hawk...

Water and War: The turbulent dynamics between water and fragility, conflict, and violence

For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests....

Future of Somalia lies in the hands of AMISOM

Funding to Amisom is being cut even as more is being given to UN peacekeeping missions At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands...

2 Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

A Somali official says foreign naval forces in international waters shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a...

Two Explosions Kill at Least 31 at Egyptian Coptic Churches on Palm Sunday

Two explosions at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday left at least 31 people dead and injured dozens of others as a day...

EXCLUSIVE: SOMALIA’S EX-PRESIDENT URGES TRUMP TO ‘COLLABORATE’ TO FIGHT AL-SHABAB

The U.S. military should make avoiding civilian casualties in Somalia “a top priority” after President Donald Trump signed a directive loosening restrictions on airstrikes...

More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians

President Donald Trump’s approval of greater U.S. military authority to pursue al-Qaida-linked extremists in Somalia will put civilians further at risk, experts say, especially...

Iraqi military downplays body count in Mosul air strike

Iraqi’s military said on Sunday 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Daesh booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign...

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How the Manchester Blast Compares to Recent Deadly Terror Attacks in Europe

The blast at the arena in Manchester, England, which officials are investigating as an act of terrorism, would be one of the deadliest such...
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Somaliland gives a 30-year chance for partnership, ends up ‘victimized’

"For thirty years, the people here paid the price for a terrible mistake..." begins a moving account that Ayub Nuri of the Kurdish Rudaw...

President Donald Trump meets with GCC leaders

The much-anticipated US-GCC Summit has kicked off as US President Donald Trump sat down with Gulf leaders and officials at the King Abdulaziz Conference...