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The soldiers who won’t fight
The soldiers who won’t fight
In a church in San, a town in central Mali, the priest is delivering his sermon. It’s the summer of 2017, and it is stiflingly hot.
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing...
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez...
A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia
A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia
US President Donald Trump loves signing executive orders. During his first year in...
‘Somalis must stand united and fight’
‘Somalis must stand united and fight’
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed to step up the war against al-Shabab, when he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu on...
The unsung heroes of Somali blast
The unsung heroes of Somali blast
Last Saturday, Somalia’s capital Mogadishu — no stranger to terrorist incidents — suffered the worst attack in its history. A truck...
Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300
Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300
At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the deadliest attack ever to hit conflict torn Somalia....
South African man released after nearly six years held hostage by al-Qaeda
South African man released after nearly six years held hostage by al-Qaeda
A South African man snatched from his hotel and held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, his country's foreign minister said on...
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
Over the past year and half, as Islamic State experienced several military defeats in Iraq, Libya and Syria, many renowned terrorism experts...
After Ebola, US spreads its bets over Africa
After Ebola, US spreads its bets over Africa
Washington has 50 diplomatic missions in Africa, more than any other country and one of the few with an ambassador in Lesotho and Swaziland. But...
Terror threatens Africa’s growth
Terror threatens Africa’s growth
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