Somali elder killed as Al-Shabab continues to target clan elders involved in elections

A Somali clan elder has been assassinated in the capital, Mogadishu, as the Al-Shabaab group continues to target clan elders who participate in the parliamentary election. The slain elder, Mohamed Feeldher, was part of a delegation from Galmudug state in central Somalia, responsible for selecting members of parliament in 2016. The Al-Qaeda-linked

Somali woman elected city council member in Belgium

Photo: Hiiraan A Somali-Belgian woman has won a local city council member post, becoming the first Somali to have been elected to take a political post in Belgium’s history. Sahra Mohamed Khalif, a young aspiring politician from the Belgium Socialist Party (SPA), the country’s oldest political party has been declared as the

Al-Shabab founding father is running for office in Somalia

A former Al-Shabab deputy leader and spokesman could be running for office in the presidency of Somalia’s South West State. Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur is a founding father and former spokesman of the Al-Shabab group, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed Somali government and rule the country according to

Kenya deports Chinese man over ‘racist rant’

A Chinese man has been deported after a video emerged of him making racist comments, Kenya's immigration department says. The man, indentified as Liu Jiaqi, was captured in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, "monkeys". Mr Liu and his representatives have yet to comment on the situation. The authorities have

Trump had one black friend and he lost her

Omarosa Manigault, who is a former White House staffer, has released secret recordings during her time with the Trump administration, infuriating the former reality TV star-turned president. Omarosa's recordings are the subject of a tell-all book she is currently promoting. "Real Time" host Bill Maher took great delight in US President Donald

Turkish firms cancel US iPhone orders as trade war intensifies

Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott US products. A significant number of importers began to withdraw their short and long-term orders after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to boycott American electronic products on Tuesday, reports Hurriyet

Meet the Kenyan female lawmaker who bribed 150 of her colleagues with $100 to shoot down a report

Kenya's National Assembly has shot down a report on sugar importation that cost the government 100m dollars in taxes and exposed consumers with health hazards. Some MPs who supported the report tabled before the House on August 9 claimed members were bribed to kill the report which implicated two cabinet secretaries

Roadside bomb targets African Union troops in Mogadishu

A roadside bomb blast has hit an African Union military convoy in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. The African Union troops opened fire at pedestrians after the blast, killing five civilians and wounding others, witnesses and reports said. Al-Shabab group which is fighting the Somalia government, has claimed responsibility for the blast. The African Union

Former Nairobi governor detained over graft

Former Nairobi Givernor Evans Kidero has been arrested by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over mismanagment of funds, an anti-corruption official has said. Kidero, who served Kenya's capital as a governor between 2013 and 2017, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is expectes to appear before a court of

Duale boasts taking breakfast with the president, says governor’s position “too small” for him

The majority leader in Kenya's National Assembly has claimed he takes breakfast with the country's president, in a move to discredit local leaders linking him to Garissa gubernatorial race in 2022, according to a short video clip posted online. Aden Duale, who is also the member of parliament for Garissa Township,

Eritrea names new ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Image: Reuters Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades, as the two countries work towards restoring "brotherly" ties, Eritrea's Information minister said. The move comes after the two neighbouring countries formally ended their "state of war" and promised to restore diplomatic ties. Semere Russom, a former Education minister and

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