Somalia: Suspects of Murder Captured in Hodan District
Security forces apprehended several people suspected to have been behind the killing of a soldier in Mogadishu's Hodan District on Monday. This followed after police did security operation in that district.
Somalia: Government Troops and Alshabaab Clash Near Bardaale
Alshabaab and Government troops clashed at Toos Weyne near Bardaale on Monday. According to our Bay Region reporter, the fighting erupted after Alshabaab attacked bases manned by the government forces in that area.
Deaths and infections from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria plummet globally
Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established to stop the spread of these diseases by 2015.
Five African Countries Designated As Fragile For Business
A recent list by Washington-based Fund For Peace Fragile State Index has Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic top the record of fragile African countries in business terms.
Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn
Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air.
A country whose very name is almost enough of an introduction, Somalia's reputation of unfathomable violence and desperate poverty is known around the world. In decades of civil war, it has been described as a "failed state" - a lawless home to gangs of pirates and murderers who terrorise those too impoverished to flee to foreign lands.
London Girl Summit closes with international promises to end FGM and early forced marriage
At the London Girl Summit today hosted by the British government and UNICEF, a new package of action and funding to protect millions of girls both at home and abroad from FGM and forced marriage was announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and two key members of his cabinet with direct responsibilities for these two issues.