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October 11, 2018 3:21 AM Somalia’s al-Shabab says it has killed British spy

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying – one of them for the UK. According to a jihadi website, he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about al-Shabab supporters living in the UK. The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under 21

September 21, 2018 5:29 AM Girl, 9, shot dead as troops clear traffic

Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said. Soldiers opened fire in an apparent attempt to clear the road for their vehicle 14

June 9, 2018 6:06 PM Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added. The US military says its forces operate on an “advise and assist” mission 15

May 3, 2018 12:14 PM Somali gunmen abduct German ICRC nurse in Mogadishu

A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was kidnapped in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the aid group said. She was seized by unknown armed men from inside the ICRC compound at 20:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday. The 10 remaining international staff are being evacuated to Nairobi until further notice, the ICRC told the BBC. A Somali 60

February 24, 2018 3:06 PM Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Two car-bomb attacks have killed at least 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. The first took place outside the presidential palace late on Friday. The second hit a nearby hotel. Dozens of people were wounded. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has been trying to oust Somalia’s government, says it was behind both. A gun battle 26

October 26, 2017 5:21 PM Kenyan opposition protester shot dead in Kisumu

The young man was reportedly one of four people admitted to the hospital on Thursday with gunshot wounds that occurred during clashes between police and protesters. KISUMU - One man was shot dead and three others injured during protests in the western city of Kisumu, as opposition supporters tried to stop Thursday’s elections, a nurse at the main government 84

October 26, 2017 4:42 PM New US take effect – Nehanda Radio

New security measures affecting flights into the US are coming into effect, which US authorities say are aimed at reducing the threat of hidden explosives. About 2,000 commercial flights a day from more than 100 countries will be affected. Some airline officials have expressed concern that the checks could cause delays and lead to higher prices 15

October 26, 2017 8:23 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition supporters clashed with police and threw up burning barricades on Thursday to challenge the legitimacy of an election rerun likely to return Uhuru Kenyatta as president of East Africa’s chief economic and political powerhouse. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila 80

October 24, 2017 5:01 PM Polio: Optimism as Nigeria edges towards elimination

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. Currently the Wild Polio Virus, WPV, is circulating in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. A country is regarded as polio free or non-endemic if no cases have been detected 55

October 23, 2017 8:33 PM Who's Cheating Kenyan Voters?

On September 1, after Kenya’s Supreme Court became the first in Africa to nullify a flawed presidential election, Kenyans danced in the streets and some revelers pledged to convert to Seventh Day Adventism, the religion of Kenya’s somber chief justice, David Maraga. Then the mood darkened. President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose dubious victory had been overturned 81