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Tears, Exuberance as 'Black Panther' Opens Across Africa

“Black Panther” has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump.As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiX…

US Embassy in Ethiopia “Strongly” Disagrees with Country's State of Emergency

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia said Saturday it opposes the Ethiopian government’s imposition of a state of emergency. Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers Friday declared a six-month state of emergency for the country, effective immediately, a day after Prim…

No Ethiopia military takeover, minister says amid emergency- AP

Ethiopia’s defense minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Siraj Fegessa on Saturday also […]

Germany arrests suspected member of al-Shabab militia – AP

German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab. Federal prosecutors say the man was detained Thursday in the central state of Hesse. Prosecutors said […]

Four questions about the Ethiopian PM’s resignation – AFP

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, the first leader to do so in the country’s recent history. As Africa’s second most-populous country enters uncharted political territory, here are […]

Eleven Somali migrants evacuated from Libya arrive in Mogadishu

The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia. Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mahdi Mohamed Guled who received the migrants in Mogadishu said the government is committed to bringing back refugees in some countries. “Eleven migrants were brought from […]

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A Sheikh linked with being member of Al-shabab charged

A Sheik accused of being a member of Al Shabaab and radicalizing Kenyan youths has been charged with 10 counts of terrorism. Guyo Gorsa allegedly committed the offense on or before January 13 at Madrassa Toba within Marsabit town. Gorsa was also charged that on the same dates and place, he was found in possession […]

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Kenya Police seize vehicle carrying weapons from Somalia

Kenyan police have confiscated a vehicle carrying weapons suspected to have imported from Somalia. The vehicle was traveling along the Meru-Isiolo road when the officers seized it following intelligence report, according to Isiolo county commissioner, George Natembeya. Natembeya said the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) car was loaded with 36 grenades, 1800 bullets, 360kg of IED,  […]

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Germany arrests suspected member of al-Shabab militia

German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab. Federal prosecutors say the man was detained Thursday in the central state of Hesse. Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that the suspect, identified only as Abduqaadir A. in line with German privacy laws, is suspected […]

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Kenyan Police kill Al Shabaab member, arrest two in Isiolo

A terror suspect was killed while two others were arrested on Friday after engaging security officers in a gun battle at their hideout in Merti, Isiolo County. Police recovered more than 1,000 bullets, 36 grenades, 18 IEDs, 5 AK-47 rifles and an assortment of other weapons from Abdimajit Hassan Adan Keynan and Mohammed Nane Keynan […]

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