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Search for missing chopper passengers continues – Daily Nation

The search for five people who were aboard a helicopter that crashed into Lake Nakuru has resumed. The operation was on Saturday evening called off due poor visibility. “Due to darkness and safety for all, the operation has been suspended temporarily, it will resume tomorrow by 0630 hours,” Mr Pius Masai, National Disaster Management Unit’s […]

UAE medical team arrives in Mogadishu to supervise treatment of bombing victims – The National

A second medical team from the UAE has landed in Mogadishu to ensure the treatment of 100 Somalis injured in a massive truck bomb on October 14. Last week, President Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE would cover treatment costs for the victims and ordered the delivery of urgent medical supplies to hospitals in Somalia to […]

13 Killed in Nigeria Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomber has killed 13 other people in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday.The Sunday evening attack also injured five people. Two subsequent suicide bombings injured more than a dozen others. There was no immediate cl…

Kenya's Leader Urges Peace Ahead of Vote as Tensions Rise

NAIROBI — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi.A resident…

Landmine Blast Kills 6 in Somalia

Six Somali civilians were killed in a landmine explosion on Sunday, just days after the country’s deadliest attack killed hundreds.Officials in Lower Shabelle region confirmed to VOA Somali that two women and four men died after an improvised explosive…

South African Bakery Slices Prices and Sees Sales Skyrocket

A bakery in a low-income area of Johannesburg slashed prices of its popular bread, with unexpected results. What started as a way to help feed the community became a recipe for success as the bakery has a lot more business than ever. VOA’s Arash Arabas…

Kenyan police nab terror suspect in Mombasa

Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a terror suspect for allegedly plotting attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa. Regional police commander Larry Kieng said Hamida Awadh was arrested during a security raid at her house in Kibokoni, Mombasa. Kieng said Awadh is suspected to be Al-Shabaab militant after police officers previously intercepted her communication with […]

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Mugabe Removed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador

The World Health Organization rescinded Sunday its appointment of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador.”I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have ra…

Thailand arrests nearly 10 Somali nationals in Bangkok

Fourteen people were arrested Saturday evening as raids targeting a specific racial group continued across Bangkok. Sweeps for people of African origin were conducted in 32 areas including the Bang Na, Udomsuk and Lat Phrao areas. They resulted in the arrests of nine people, seven from Somalia and two from Nigeria, accused of being in […]

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Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Cameroon-Nigeria Border

MOZOGO, CAMEROON — Boko Haram’s renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home….