Thursday, May 23, 2019

Shire, Duale talk of deeper cooperation between Kenya, Somaliland

Kenya and Somaliland are exploring ways of working together in the education and agricultural sectors to grow their economies. The Horn of Africa nation is...

Parties launch manifestos as Kenyan elections near

This week has been a busy one for the two main political parties in Kenya. They have launched their manifestos with lofty promises as...

Curtain falls on 2015 AfDB Annual Meetings in Abidjan

The 50th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 41st meetings of the African Development Fund (ADF) closed on Friday, in...

US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause...

Uganda: 30 drown after boat capsizes

At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, police say. The...

Kenya Promises Inquiry Into Police Beating of Somali Migrants (+photos)

Police in Kenya said Monday they have launched an investigation into photos posted on social media that appear to show officers mercilessly whipping a...

AU summit concludes with several key reforms adopted

The extraordinary summit of the African Union closed today (Sunday) with several key reform decisions adopted in efforts aimed at improving the effectiveness and...

Kenya Security Act Threatens Refugees

NAIROBI/DADAAB,  (IRIN) - Human rights groups are warning that Kenya's controversial Security Amendment Act still poses a threat to refugees' rights despite a high courtdecision...

Ethiopia: EPRDF re-elects Abiy as chairman on near unanimous vote

The 177 voting members of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) backed Abiy, during the party's long-delayed congress in the southern city...

Somalia’s al-Shabab enters Kenyan village

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has entered a remote village in north-eastern Kenya, despite the fact that it is only about 15km (nine miles)...

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Somalia: Ex-Minister Elabe Among 9 Killed in Mogadishu Suicide Bomb

Militant group Al Shabab exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia’s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace...

US Court Jury Finds Somalia’s Colonel Tukeh Guilty as Torturer

A jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more...

Somaliland Electoral Commission Astounded by Somalia Election Committee’s Territorial Claims

Kaltun Sheikh Hassan of the Somaliland Electoral Commission expressed astonishment on an announcement made earlier in the week by the Somalia elections body that...