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The Desert Locust ravages the Horn of Africa

 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that unless early and sustained measures are taken to control the Desert Locust invasion in Ethiopia and Somalia, the pest will spread to other Eastern...

Boris Johnson, Conservatives secure smashing win in British election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding overall majority in the United Kingdom's general election and will return to Downing Street with a big majority. Official...

U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief

An international push to secure sorely needed debt relief for Somalia may be derailed because of a bureaucratic blunder in Washington, undercutting long-standing efforts to stabilize one of Africa’s least developed and most conflict-plagued countries. 

Somali security forces kill 5 Al-Shabab fighters to end Mogadishu Hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday.

Armed men attack Hotel Near presidential residence in Somalia’s capital

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence and fighting was still going on, police and the militant group said. Abdi-Aziz Abu Mus’ab, al Shabaab’s...

Does Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is due to receive this year's Nobel Prize for Peace at a ceremony in Norway's capital, Oslo. Upon announcing its decision in October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee...

Drug arrest after overnight traffic stop in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Drunk driving and drug charges are pending against a woman after an early morning traffic stop. Rochester police say Fatima Mohamed Said, 49, was pulled over for...

Kenya: Names of seven police officers killed by Al Shabab in Mandera bus attack revealed

Seven police officers returning from leave were among the eleven people killed on Friday evening by a contingent of Al Shabab militants who waylaid a bus heading to Mandera at Wargadud village in Wajir County.

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a NATO summit in London, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

Djibouti to host Ethiopia’s Navy

Ethiopia’s new Navy will be based in Djibouti and the naval command head office will be in Bahir Dar. When Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister, he announced that the country would rebuild its navy, redeeming its dissolution which occurred...
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President Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate for trial

The articles of impeachment charging US President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...