Uganda's capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says
Inside the second busiest hospital in Uganda, a Somali refugee gingerly paces up and down the maternity ward to ease her labour pains, passing a Congolese woman resting in bed after a Caesarean section.
Kenyans Hoping US Has Answers to Security Problems
On the streets of Nairobi, Kenyans are talking about a photograph on page two of The People's Daily newspaper. Attached to a story about John Kerry’s visit, it shows a heavily-armed American soldier, in full body armor, with an assault rifle in his hands and another sidearm strapped to his leg. Next to him is a Kenyan police officer seemingly unarmed in a standard issue uniform, no body armor, standing with his arms behind his back.
Kerry says Kenya has role in resolving Somalia, South Sudan conflicts
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Kenya on Monday it had an important role in helping resolve conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia and pledged $45 million in new aid to help it deal with 600,000 refugees.
Suspected Al-Shabaab youth arrested after return from Somalia
A man is being held over alleged links with the Al-Shabaab terror group.
The man is said to have disappeared from his home only to return after a year with documents suggesting he travelled to Somalia. Moris Mwakina Tolle alias Idris Hassan Tole was arrested at Mgange-Nyika trading centre in Taita sub-county on Sunday. Taita OCPD Benjamin Muhia said they recovered from the 23-year-old suspect three Somali currency notes, Arabic literature, three mobile phones and five sim cards including bus tickets showing he had come from Garissa. Police said they acted on information from the public and intercepted the suspect at Mgange-Nyika trading centre and took him to his house where the items were recovered.
Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack
A WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in yesterday’s attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.
Shabelle River breaks banks, swamps villages in southern Somalia
After weeks of flood fears in the agricultural Middle Shabelle region, the Shabelle River burst its banks, flooding villages and destroyed homes, with authorities increasingly concerned about the possibility of more floods because the new rain that raised the river's water levels.
Minneapolis Somali community to open expansive new community center
A Somali organization is opening a massive community center in Minneapolis, aimed at bringing a new level of workforce development, recreational activities and cultural programming to the growing East African population.