Ambassador ‘Bari Bari’ – “We have lost a great human rights advocate,” UN expert on Somalia says
The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, condemns the terrorist attack in Mogadishu city on 27 March that took the life of Ambassador Yusuf Mohamed Ismail ‘Bari Bari', the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the UN in Geneva, and resulted in the death and injury of many innocent Somalis.
E. Africa Braces for Security Fallout from Yemen Conflict
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Houthi Shi’ite rebels in Yemen began last week, but already, security experts are warning that the conflict in Yemen might cause a new security challenge to East Africa.
Nigeria opposition candidate wins presidency in historic race
In a historic moment for Africa’s most populous country, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election, the first time in 16 years of democracy that an opposition candidate has defeated a sitting president.
One day after fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked group in Somalia staged a deadly siege at a popular hotel in the Somali capital in which more than 25 people were killed, the group threatened more similar attacks in the country, warning hotel owners of renting their hotels out to government officials.
Markets fear Saudi-led military action in Yemen will choke oil delivery to Europe and US
Kuwait has moved to reassure markets that its oil tankers are negotiating safely through the Bab el-Mandab Strait, the narrow 40 km strip of water between Yemen and Djibouti, one of the seven choke points in the delivery of oil to Europe and the US.