The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Kenya has accused Somalia of an "unwarranted attack" on the frontier town of Mandera, during heavy fighting over the border between government and regional forces.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.
Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has warned Kenya "will never be safe", threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on US interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend.
Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the blast.
A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving more than 20 people dead, police and witnesses have said.
Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege.
A new report by United Nations special investigators says Kenya's military was responsible for five attacks on telecommunications masts in neighbouring Somalia, including strikes that killed two civilians.
The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.
Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.
More than 100 IMF members have pledged to provide $334 million in debt relief for Somalia, which then will unlock fresh funds to help the country, the International Monetary Fund has announced.
Ministry of Agriculture says desert locust surge 'poses major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation'.
At least four people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police have said.
The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesperson says, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.
A massive car bomb has exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead, many of them university students, officials have said.
As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain.
A prominent rights activist has been shot dead in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, with security officials suggesting she had been hit by a stray bullet.
The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut as the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war.
Somalia has called on the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses.
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has renounced his American citizenship, his office announced, without elaborating on why the dual citizen chose to give up his adopted passport.
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