Africans Seeking Better Lives Pass Through Ethiopian Town
The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks like an illegal migrant. The nightclubs and bars are emptier than usual, although they still attract Sudanese who are not allowed to drink alcohol in their own country under Shariah law.
Kenya's main port sacks 27 strike leaders as losses hit $2 mln
East Africa's biggest port in the Kenyan city of Mombasa said on Saturday it had dismissed 27 workers it believed were behind a strike this week that paralysed operations for two days and cost the port at least $2 million.
New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls
Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.
Islamic State Executes 13 Top Commanders After Failed Coup Plot
Thirteen top ISIS leaders, including five high-ranking military commanders, have been executed on the orders of the group's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after a failed coup attempt to topple him, a media report has said.
Almost everyday the parts of the road system in Mogadishu are closed to the public for hours and sometimes the entire day. The roads are closed by the Police, Army and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISA), Somaliaís counterterrorism agency. All the three agencies say that this measure is taken for the purpose of protecting the public from harm.