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Nigeria sits on sectarian powder keg
Nigeria sits on sectarian powder keg
Gabriel Uche never heard the sound of the explosion. All he knew was his brick, corrugated iron-roofed electronics shop was suddenly pitch dark and...
Nigeria president orders push to free kidnapped girls
Nigeria president orders push to free kidnapped girls
Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamists stormed the girls' boarding school on April 14, forcing them from their dormitories onto trucks and...
Nigeria says force inevitable if Mali talks fail
Nigeria says force inevitable if Mali talks fail
The regional bloc "Ecowas [Economic Community of West African States] will definitely intervene militarily [but] first and foremost we are...
Somalis killed in land clashes
Somalis killed in land clashes
At least nine people were killed and 18 wounded in central Somalia when two clans fought on Monday over land, hospital and local officials...
Somali PM unveils downsized Cabinet
Somali PM unveils downsized Cabinet
Somali Prime Minister Nur Hasan Husein on Friday announced a new downsized Cabinet after weeks of consultations.
Islamist fighters take control of Somali town, say witnesses
Islamist fighters take control of Somali town, say witnesses
Islamist militia on Friday took control of a town in south-central Somalia after Ethiopian soldiers withdrew overnight, witnesses said.
UN alarmed by widespread rape in Mogadishu
UN alarmed by widespread rape in Mogadishu
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) representative for Somalia on Friday voiced his concern at the increasing number of rape cases in the...
Kenya condemned by rights group for Somali repatriations
Kenya condemned by rights group for Somali repatriations
A human rights group condemned Kenya on Tuesday for repatriating 18 Somali refugees who had already been turned away from Uganda despite the...
Thousands flee fighting in Somali capital
Thousands flee fighting in Somali capital
The toll from some of the worst fighting in Somalia's war-wracked capital climbed to 59 on Saturday, as thousands fled the city fearing more...
Slain Ethiopian soldier dragged through streets
Slain Ethiopian soldier dragged through streets
Civilians dragged the body of an Ethiopian soldier through the streets of Somalia's capital on Thursday after fighting with insurgents killed a...
New UN envoy to Somalia holds first talks
New UN envoy to Somalia holds first talks
The United Nations's new envoy to Somalia, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, held his first talks in Mogadishu on Saturday with the embattled transitional...
Somali Islamist leader hits out at US terror claims
Somali Islamist leader hits out at US terror claims
Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys dismissed United States terrorism allegations against him and instead blamed Washington for...

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