Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden
Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.
After one year service, Ethiopia rotates its AU troops in Somalia
The Ethiopian troops serving in Somalia as parts of the African Union forces fighting the Al-Qaeda-linked militants have been rotated to have new troops deployed in the country after a year-long service, officials said.
Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper
The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday.
Somali Diaspora Plea to Westpac: Donít cut remittances lifeline
The Australian Somali community has warned Westpac that closing the accounts of Somali money transfer operators on Tuesday 31 March will cut off a vital life line for thousands of poor Somalis dependent on funds sent by family to purchase basics such as food, water, health and education.
Technical glitches, Boko Haram violence hit Nigerian election
Abuja - Problems with new technology on Saturday forced voting to be extended in presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge polls.