• December 6, 2022

Gunmen kidnap worshippers in Nigeria mosque attack

Gunmen abducted 19 Muslim worshippers after attacking a mosque in the restive northwest of Nigeria, police said Sunday (November 4). The attackers stormed the mosque in Maigamji village, in Katsina state, …

Six civilians killed in attack near Ghana and Togo

Six civilians, including four teachers, were killed Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in Bittou, a town in Burkina Faso near the Ghana-Togo border, security and local sources said on …

262 protesters jailed after bloody crackdown in Chad

A court in a high-security desert prison in Chad has sentenced 262 people arrested during a bloody anti-regime protest in October to two to three years in prison after a mass …

Tens of thousands of Somalis face famine as drought enters its fifth year

The situation at a refugee camp in the Somali border town of Dollow is desperate. Hundreds of people have arrived there in the past few days. As water drums wait to …

Business:Somalia authorizes first foreign banks in decades

Somalia announced Sunday that it has granted banking licenses to two foreign institutions, opening the country to international investment for the first time in decades. The Egyptian bank Banque Misr and …

Biden sends US ground troops to Somalia

Several hundred American troops may return to Somalia after authorisation by U.S. President,  Joe Biden for their redeployment. Some U.S. officials revealed on Monday after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal during …

Al-Shabaab claims deadly attack on AU base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists armed with guns and explosives stormed an African Union base in Somalia on Tuesday, triggering a fierce firefight that killed Burundian peacekeepers. A high-ranking Burundian military officer said about …

Extreme hunger threatens 28 million people in East Africa- Oxfam

Up to 28 million people in East Africa are at risk of extreme hunger due to hikes in food and commodity prices most of which is as a result of the …

U.S. restricts visa issuance for Somali officials

The United States on Tuesday announced visa restrictions against current or former Somali officials and others accused of undermining the democratic process in Somalia from travelling to the United States. the …

Kenya and Somalia await decision on border dispute

The UN’s top court decides today on a long running border dispute between Somalia and Kenya. The court’s decision will have potentially far-reaching consequences for bilateral ties and access to natural …