Kenya landslides kill a dozen people
At least 12 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during ferocious rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.
Kenya, Somalia, agree to normalise ties after tensions
Kenya and Somalia have agreed to "normalise" relations and start reissuing travel visas to each other's citizens after a long-running dispute over marine borders strained ties between the neighbours.
Global index finds climate change driving ‘alarming’ hunger levels
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
South Africa president calls for tolerance towards migrants
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday urged South Africans to be tolerant of migrants following recent xenophobic violence, as hundreds of refugees camped outside UN offices demanding to be removed the country, fearing for their safety.
Deadly parcel from South Africa
In the colonial era, it was normal to see whites brutalizing and oppressing blacks as aptly epitomized by the atrocious Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and other similar obnoxious acts. Although colonialism has effectively ended in Africa, the chilling news from the Rainbow Nation simply shows that the equation has changed.
Human Insecurity: A Global Vulnerability
Human Security is an emerging paradigm that studies the global vulnerabilities that affect the human population. It places emphasis on human security as the priority rather than national security. As noted in the General Assembly resolution 66/290, “human security is an approach to assist the Member States in identifying and addressing widespread and cross-cutting challenges…
Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack
Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.
Osinbajo and I checked on each other during gunshots in Somalia – Fogam
Prof. Peter Fogam, who delivered an inaugural lecture of at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Wednesday recalled the experience he and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, had while serving in Somalia. Fogam is a Professor of Commercial Law at the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Faculty of Law, UNILAG. The topic of his…
Somali pupils protest exam cancellation after leak
Hundreds of Somali high school pupils took to the streets of Mogadishu on Tuesday to protest the cancellation of national exams after the papers were leaked on social media.
Four dead, several injured, in Somalia suicide bombing
A suicide bomber killed at least four people and injured several others Tuesday after detonating a car packed with explosives in Mogadishu, Somali security forces said.