EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes
A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world’s largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa’s most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled.
Kenyan Police officer rapes a 20 year old disabled Woman in Kericho
An Administration Police officer has been accused of raping a 20-year-old woman who is physically challenged. The woman, who spoke at Kipkelion Sub-County Hospital, said the officer attached to Lesirwa police post offered her a lift while on her way to a local trading centre.
Ugandan bodies flown home after Somalia al-Shabab attack
The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab are being flown home, an army spokesman has said. The attack was a "game changer", and al-Shabab should expect an "appropriate response", Paddy Ankunda added.
Minnesota judge again denies bail in ISIL case; trial set for Feb. 16, 2016
A federal judge again rejected bail Wednesday for seven young Somali-American men charged with attempting to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. It was the first time all seven of the accused appeared in court together.
The top UN official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned yesterday's attack by Al Shabaab militants on an African Union Mission (AMISOM) base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent.
AU troops retake base after deadly militants attack
Having withdrawn under the hail of gunfight by attacking militants, African Union forces have recaptured the control of their base in Janale town few hours after the Al-qaeda linked militants in Somalia have staged a ‘massive’ attack which resulted in the deaths of ‘scores’ of soldiers on Tuesday.
I was attracted to Islam by a brief contact that I had with a young boy. I had a Somali student when I was at Victoria, and the students were required to do an assignment about consumption, which is what I teach.