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4 construction workers shot dead in northern Kenya near the border with Somalia

Jun. 08, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen in northern Kenya fatally shot four construction workers at a hospital site near a refugee camp and the border with Somalia where a militant group is active, police said Saturday. A group of eight workers were resting on Friday when they were attacked,...

Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia get seats on the UN Security Council

Jun. 06, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama and Somalia got seats on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The 15-member council has a powerful body of five permanent, veto-empowered members whose composition reflects its post-World War II founding — China, France,...

Executions worldwide jumped last year to the highest number since 2015, Amnesty report says

May. 28, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of executions recorded worldwide last year jumped to the highest level since 2015, with a sharp rise in Iran and across the Middle East, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. The human rights group said it recorded a total of 1,153...

Somalia wants to terminate the UN political mission assisting peace efforts in the country

May. 10, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia is asking the United Nations to terminate its political mission in the country, which has been assisting the government to bring peace and stability in the face of attacks by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab. In a letter to the Security...

A bomb attack in northern Kenya kills 5 people near the border with Somalia

Apr. 29, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people have been killed in a bomb attack in northern Kenya, the interior ministry said Monday. The bomb, which exploded in El Wak town in Mandera County, near the border with Somalia, wounded five other people. There was no immediate claim of...

African farmers look to the past and the future to address climate change

Apr. 28, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — From ancient fertilizer methods in Zimbabwe to new greenhouse technology in Somalia, farmers across the heavily agriculture-reliant African continent are looking to the past and future to respond to climate change. Africa, with the world's youngest...

Somalia orders Ethiopia's ambassador to leave the country as diplomatic tensions rise

Apr. 04, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia on Thursday ordered Ethiopia’s ambassador to leave the country within 72 hours, and the closing of Ethiopia’s consulates in the breakaway region of Somaliland and the semiautonomous region of Puntland. Diplomats and personnel stationed at the...