Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

2017-10-19 06:11

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300.

Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

2017-10-18 19:52

Somalia's president is urging the long-fractured nation to "unite as politicians and public" to fight the extremist group al-Shabaab after the country's deadliest attack.

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

2017-10-18 12:07

The attack, in which more than 300 people were killed, comes as Somalia tries to put in place a new security pact, writes The Conversation.

'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn

2017-10-18 08:05

Anguished families have gathered across Somalia's capital as funerals continue for more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid

2017-10-17 19:02

Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialised treatment.

US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing

2017-10-17 16:00

A US military plane has landed in Somalia's capital with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after the massive truck bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people.

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

2017-10-17 12:51

Members of Minnesota's large Somali community say they are heartbroken and grieving, but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people.

Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

2017-10-17 07:38

A plane carrying Somalis critically wounded in the Mogadishu blast, has landed at an airport in Ankara, Turkey, where ambulances were waiting to rush them to hospital.

Mass grave for some Mogadishu victims

2017-10-17 06:00

With rescue workers saying the hope of finding survivors of the massive Mogadishu bomb are fading to "slim to none", more than 100 unidentified people who were burned beyond recognition in the blast have been buried in a mass grave.


Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

2017-10-19 09:07

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has vowed to step up the war against al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing.

Tanzania arrests 12 for 'homosexuality' in Dar es Salaam

2017-10-18 19:52

Tanzanian police say they have arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays.

Thousands in Somali capital march in defiance after attack

2017-10-18 14:30

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Somalia's capital in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack.

LATEST: Mogadishu's mayor calls for march for victims

2017-10-18 11:00

Mogadishu's mayor has called on residents to turn out for a show of defiance and pay tribute to the victims of Somalia's deadliest attack.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

2017-10-18 05:58

Somalia's allies have sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

International aid to help Somalia after bomb that killed 300

2017-10-17 18:00

International aid is arriving in Somalia in response to Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people

New al-Shabaab claims don't include bombing

2017-10-17 14:11

The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia - but not the weekend's huge truck bombing in Mogadishu, that left more than 300 people dead.

Journalist gives first-hand account of deadly Mogadishu attack

2017-10-17 09:56

A video journalist says he was was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when the Mogadishu blast ripped off his house's roof - the blast had been just 70 steps away from them.

Top Africa stories: Mogadishu, Kenya, Grace Mugabe

2017-10-17 07:11

Dirco says no South Africans among the more than 300 people killed in Mogadishu, Zim seems to be preparing for "VP" Grace Mugabe and YouTube lifts its ban on reed dance clips.

Eiffel Tower to dim lights for Somalia victims

2017-10-16 22:00

The Eiffel Tower will dim its lights in solidarity with Somalia and in mourning for more than 300 people killed in the country's deadliest-ever attack.

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