Category Archives: Politics

US Airstrike Wiped Out Al-Shabab Camp, Intel Officials Say

Somali intelligence officials say the largest U.S. military airstrike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the …

US Says 60 Militants Killed in Somalia Airstrike

The U.S. military says 60 al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday’s airstrike near the town of Harardhere in central Somalia.
A statement Tuesday from the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says the strike was conducted in …

Street Clashes in Comoros Over Presidential Term Extension

Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks and clashed with soldiers in Comoros Monday as they demonstrated against President Azali Assoumani’s attempt to extend term limits.
Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing security forces dismantle the …

Somalia Marks One Year After Deadliest Terrorist Attack

Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Somalia gathered Sunday at K-5 junction, where a year ago a truck bomb killed 587 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack.
The Somali government has officially renamed …

Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in DRC

A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases.
The deadly …