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Somali traders sell vegetables at a market as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, June 17, 2015.
18/06/2015 - Somalia

Al-Shebab attack thwarted as Somali political talks continue

Security forces in Somalia on Thursday shot dead four al-Shebab insurgents during an attempted suicide attack on a political conference.

15/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as a place for Europeans seeking jihad, says Horn of ...
A migrant gets on an Italian Red Cross bus at the Saint Ludovic border crossing between Ventimglia, Italy and Menton, France
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Italy - SUDAN - COTE D'IVOIRE - Eritrea - Somalia

Italian police drive migrants away from France-Italy border

Italian police have dispersed around 200 African migrants who were staging a sit-in at a border crossing with France after French police refused to let them enter the country.
Premier Bank is the second international bank to be launched in Mogadishu
22/05/2015 - Somalia

Somalia's new international bank brings more debit cards to war-torn country

A new international bank has been launched in Mogadishu, the latest sign of life in the city after more than two decades of civil war which engulfed its bright lights.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Kenya shuts Somali money-transfer firms
23/04/2015 - International report

Kenya shuts Somali money-transfer firms

Aid agencies have urged Kenya to allow Somali money-transfer firms to resume operations.
12/04/2015 - Kenya

Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp closure must be voluntary, UNHCR

The closure of Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp must be carried out on a voluntary basis and conducted in a systematic manner, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Kenya told RFI on ...
A candle-light vigil in Nairobi's Uhuru Park for Garissa victims
09/04/2015 - Kenya

In Kenya, fear and trauma haunt Garissa attack survivors

Hundreds of Kenyan students who survived the University of Garissa attack at the week-end are expected to pursue their studies.

African press review 7 April 2015

The Kenyan press stands by the "big heart nation" trying to come to terms with the Garissa University massacre.


A survivor of the Garissa University attack
04/04/2015 - Somalia - Kenya

Somali journalists arrested over Garissa massacre coverage

Somali press freedom advocates lashed out at Somalia government officials on Saturday after news 25 staff members at two radio stations were arrested over their coverage of the Garissa, Kenya, ...