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At least 19 people were killed when Islamist militants launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on June 15.
The world’s nations gathered in Morocco Nov. 7 to flesh out a landmark climate deal that promises to save humanity from itself. A shadow was cast over the meeting due to the unpredictable result of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8.
KIGALI – Agence France-Presse
African leaders on July 18 approved a proposal to deploy a regional protection force to South Sudan with a more robust mandate than the U.N. peacekeeping mission currently there
AL HOCEIMA, Morocco
Thousands of Moroccans Oct. 30 attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, with authorities vowing to punish those responsible.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
The leader of Somalia's Shabaab jihadist group Ahmed Diriye described Turkey as "the enemy of the nation" and accused foreign peacekeeping forces of plundering the country, in an audio message published July 12
Ethiopia began three days of mourning Oct. 3 for 52 people killed in a stampede after police clashed with protesters at a religious festival, the latest bloody episode in a wave of anger against the authoritarian government.
JUBA – Reuters
Heavy fighting erupted again in South Sudan’s capital on July 11 a day after the U.N. Security Council told rivals President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar to rein in their forces and end days of violence that have left scores dead
JOHANNESBURG - Agence France-Presse
Africa’s elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said yesterday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.
MOGADISHU – The Associated Press
Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital June 25, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor
Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on July 26, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al-Shabaab
MOGADISHU - Associated Press
Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, stormed a hotel in the capital late on June 1, killing at least six people and taking a number of hostages, police said