Report lists Nigeria among 10 countries where conflicts claim more babies
A new report by Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, has listed Nigeria among the 10 worst conflict-affected countries, where 100,000 kids died yearly as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017. The report entitled ‘Stop the War on Children’ indicated that over 100,000 of these babies, who…
Nine killed in Somali market car bombing
At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said.
Somalia tells UN not to interfere after expelling envoy
Somalia on Thursday told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government's decision to arrest an al-Shabaab defector running for election. Somali Ambassador Abukar Dahir Osman did not specifically mention his government's decision to order Nicholas Haysom to leave but he argued that…
Somalia's president dodges impeachment move
A bid to impeach Somalia's president for alleged abuse of office was ruled "invalid" Tuesday after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion.
Car bomb kills 6 outside Somali government office
Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said.
Ghana trade act: Time for government intervention
There does not appear the Federal Government has waded into what promises to be a very explosive development in Ghana before long, a country in the West African coast which from time immemorial can be regarded as the second home of a great many Nigerians. The signs are already there: Ghanaians are agitated and pressing…
Somalia Announces First Prosecution For Female Genital Mutilation
Somalia’s Attorney-General Ahmed Dahir has announced the country’s first ever prosecution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending a team of investigators to find out more about the death of the girl, Deeqa, who suffered severe…
Two blasts hit Somalia's security ministry
Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants. "There were two blasts targeting the internal security compound near parliament," said Ibrahim Mohamed, a police commander, adding gunfire was continuing after the initial explosions. In a statement posted…
Nigeria on path of Somalia, South Sudan, Mali, ex-editor insists
Former General Manager, Plateau Publishing Corporation, Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, yesterday said Nigeria had crossed the “threshold into the unenviable company of fragile states of Somalia, Mali and South Sudan portraying the nation as a failed state.” The one-time Editor of the defunct Champion Newspapers, while speaking at the maiden colloquium of the state council of…
Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital
Armed men abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu in what the government said Thursday was believed to be an inside job.