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Bloomington mosque holds memorial fundraiser for Bloomington father killed in Mogadishu terror attack -StarTribune

A clear picture of Ahmed AbdiKarim Eyow, the Minnesota man killed in last week’s explosion in Somalia, emerged Sunday as more than 100 mourners gathered to remember him and raise money for his family. In a gymnasium at Dar Al Farooq, Eyow’s Bloomington mosque, co-workers recalled his friendliness and dedication to quality work. The principal […]

Army Officer Allegedly Behind South Sudan Killing, Rapes Found Dead

A South Sudanese army officer who oversaw soldiers accused of killing a journalist and raping at least five international aid workers last year has died in his jail cell, according to the army.First Lieutenant Luka Akechak was found dead in his cell mo…

Sierra Leone to Auction Multi-Million Dollar Diamond to Benefit Poor

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL — Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world’s largest, in New York in December.It will be the government’s second attempt to sell …

Outrage, Condemnation in Zimbabwe over President’s Global Health Post Nomination

JOHANNESBURG — Outrage against the nomination of Zimbabwe’s president as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador led to his swift removal from the post over the weekend. But the outrage appears strongest in his home country, where Robert M…

UN Condemns Arrests of Congo Opposition Members

LUBUMBASHI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo on Monday condemned the arrest of about 30 opposition members amid a crackdown on dissent by President Joseph Kabila’s government.The arrests occurred in the eastern…

Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials said Sunday. The Oromia and Amhara regional states spokesmen issued statements after a week of unrest in Oromia that reportedly caused major business disruptions and […]

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Assertive UPDF To Expand Al Shabaab Hunt in Somalia

Uganda’s specialized military and intelligence units will this week expand their overt and covert operations in Somalia in the wake of a massive bombing that killed almost 400 people in Mogadishu last week. This was agreed during bilateral talks between President Museveni and Somali President Mohammed Abdullahi at State House, Nakasero on Sunday. President Abdullahi […]

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Somalia condemns Egypt terror attack

Somalia’s Federal government has condemned the Friday killing of 16 Egyptian policemen in a shootout with terrorists in the Western Desert, continuing international condemnation of the event. In an official statement, the government denounced “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack, underlining the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” to […]

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Galmudug blames Puntland for deadly battle in Galkayo

The governor of Mudug region under Galmudug state Abdirashid Hashi Artan has accused Puntland forces of attacking herders in the rural area around Galkayo city on Sunday. In an interview with Radio Shabelle, Artan said at least 6 civilians who were members of the local community have been killed, 10 others by Puntland troops during […]

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Somali President meets with his Ugandan counterpart

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Sunday arrived in Uganda to discuss with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The two leaders have held talks on bilateral relations and security cooperation at the Presidential Palace in Kampala last night. Uganda which is a reliable partner is helping Somali Federal government in the fight against Al Shabaab. The […]

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