South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain non-arrest of Bashir
The government has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) for more time to explain why it allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country when he visited in June.
Somali Community Launches LPFM Station in Minneapolis
KALY(LP) is operated by the nonprofit Somali American Community and plays Somali music and Somali-language talk programming for Somalians who reside in Minnesota. Prometheus Radio Project helped to build the studio, install broadcast equipment and train volunteers on how to operate it. The station launched on Sept. 24, the Eid al-Adah holiday. It airs at 101.7 MHz.
United Nations (United States) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current chief of the AU mission in Somalia to head the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said Thursday.
Practicing in a car park: WCup qualifying for Somalia's team
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA While revelations swirl of FIFA executives in expensive suits taking millions in bribes to award money-spinning World Cups, some of the poorest teams face near-impossible challenges to make it to soccer's biggest tournament, and try their hearts out anyway.
Somalia is one of those teams.
How Bake Off champ Nadiya Hussain made her cake and ate it too
Millions of people tuned in to see who would be crowned this year's winner of the Great British Bake Off, but who is the person behind the apron? BBC News looks at the winner's journey from home cook to baking star.
African countries turn to insurance to safeguard against climate change
When world leaders gather for critical climate negotiations in Paris later this year, they must not overlook the major injustice that means Africa – responsible for only a tiny proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) – will suffer disproportionately from rising temperatures.
60 million people at risk of famine in sub-Saharan Africa as El Nino strengthens
The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has warned that the El Nino weather cycle could cause severe drought in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 60 million people are facing a food crisis due to failed crops. The Pacific Ocean phenomenon has a global impact on weather patterns, which can cause heavy rains in some parts of the world and drought elsewhere.