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July 06, 2020
Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties
Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somaliland.
July 05, 2020
Crunch, crunch: Africa's locust outbreak is far from over
The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years ...
July 04, 2020
Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa
Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port ...
June 30, 2020
Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium
At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium ...
June 29, 2020
Somalia to delay elections by 13 months, says official
Somalia’s election body says it intends to delay the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November by 13 ...
June 23, 2020
Suicide bomber kills 2 at Turkish military base in Somalia
A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital and killed two people, police said ...
June 12, 2020
Extremist group al-Shabab sets up COVID-19 center in Somalia
The al-Qaida-linked extremist group in Somalia has unveiled a COVID-19 isolation and care facility, a sign that the group is ...
May 24, 2020
Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's metamorphosis from refugee to the first Somali-American in Congress has been well-documented.
May 22, 2020
Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose 'triple threat' in Africa
Locusts, COVID-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials warned ...
May 17, 2020
Suicide bomber kills governor in Somalia's Puntland region
A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber driving explosives-laden motorized cycle-taxi killed a regional governor in ...
May 13, 2020
Bigotry mars return of Italy hostage who converted to Islam
A right-wing lawmaker in Italy was reprimanded Wednesday after he called a young Italian woman who converted to Islam while ...
May 10, 2020
Italian woman returns home after 18-month African kidnapping
Wearing a surgical mask, disposable gloves and booties to guard against COVID-19, a young Italian woman returned to her ...
May 05, 2020
Kenya questions deadly plane crash in Somalia that killed 6
Somalia's president has promised his Kenyan counterpart a “thorough investigation” into the deadly crash of a Kenyan plane ...
April 27, 2020
US review: Airstrike in Somalia killed, injured civilians
An American military airstrike in Somalia more than a year ago killed two civilians and injured three others, U.S.
April 25, 2020
Civilian shot dead in Somalia during coronavirus enforcement
A police officer in Somalia’s capital has been arrested in the fatal shooting of at least one civilian while enforcing ...
April 10, 2020
Stampede in Kenya as slum residents surge for food aid
Thousands of people surged for food aid in a brief stampede Friday in Kenya's capital, desperate for help as coronavirus ...
March 29, 2020
In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare
At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons’ camp that Habiba Ali ...
March 21, 2020
Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000
Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing ...
March 18, 2020
Africa should 'prepare for the worst' with virus, WHO says
Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization's ...
March 16, 2020
New Africa coronavirus crisis looms with internal spread
The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power ...
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