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Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabaab, kill several: Official

2017-07-14 11:30

US and Somali military forces have raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabaab fighters, a Somali intelligence official says.

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

2017-07-09 13:25

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.

Kenya: 3 policemen killed as Islamic militants attack town

2017-07-05 20:30

Kenyan police officials say three police officers were killed and seven others wounded as gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab militants attacked Pandaguo center, Lamu County.

AU chief 'frustrated' by African inaction on famine

2017-07-03 21:23

African Union head Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday criticised member states for a lack of solidarity shown to nations on the continent who are facing famine and drought.

20 000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says

2017-06-29 16:10

An aid group says than 20 000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.

Somali refugees regret returning home from Kenya

2017-06-27 12:31

As a teenager, Aden Hussein chose to become a refugee to get an education. Now he is bitterly disappointed that he has not been able to finish high-school since his return to Baidoa in southwestern Somalia.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabaab leader

2017-06-24 07:52

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 16:01

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, says police.

 

Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry

2017-07-18 06:17

Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day.

Five Kenyan forces killed in mission to free official

2017-07-14 10:12

Suspected Shabaab militants briefly kidnapped a Kenyan government official on Thursday and five security personnel were killed in an operation to rescue her, security sources said.

'We made it:' Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

2017-07-07 20:46

Somali man who lost leg to grenade blast feels lucky to be among last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mbeki, Angola

2017-06-30 08:00

President Robert Mugabe has described the late Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire as a "virtuous and humble" man, and Angola has threatened jail for 51 over separatist march.

Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

2017-06-27 20:04

Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police have said.

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

2017-06-26 20:55

The UN food agency's director has urged the European Union to help raise the $1bn needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

2017-06-23 19:36

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the US once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

Five killed in car bomb at Mogadishu police station: official

2017-06-22 17:34

Five people were killed and 10 were wounded when a car packed with explosives rammed into the wall of a police station in southern Mogadishu, says the security ministry.

Suicide blast in Somalia's capital targets police station

2017-06-22 15:05

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.

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