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Burundi to withdraw troops in Somalia over unpaid allowances for 10 months

The government of Burundi has announced it will withdraw its troops from the African Union (AU) force fighting militants in Somalia over unpaid allowances...

South Sudan detains 17 suspects over Juba hotel attack

South Sudan said on Wednesday it had detained at least 17 people, most of them soldiers, suspected of committing rape and other crimes in...

Ethiopia says 2000 protest detainees released after counseling

The Ethiopian government says it has released about 2000 detained anti-government protesters suspected of engaging in the recent violence in some parts of the...

Al Shabaab takes Somali town as Ethiopian, govt troops pull out

Insurgent group al Shabaab has confirmed taking full control on Wednesday of Tiyeeglow, a town in southern Somalia after African Union in Somalia (AMISOM)...

Mr. Albinism Kenya: ‘Finally we achieved something

Kenya has just crowned its first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism. In a region where people living with albinism live in fear of ritual...

Twelve dead in ‘al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya believed to have been carried out by Islamist militants from Somalia. Police in...

Somali pirates’ hostages ‘ate rats’ to survive

A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has...

Al Shabaab takes over Somali town after Ethiopian troop pull out

Al Shabaab has taken control of a key town in central Somalia on Sunday immediately after the pull out of Ethiopian troops stationed there...

Somalia pirates’ hostages freed after five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say. Their ship, the FV Naham 3, was seized...

Ethiopia ‘detains 1,600’ under state of emergency

The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the...

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