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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, ...
Somalia launches first insurance company in two decades
24/03/2015 - International report

Somalia launches first insurance company in two decades

The first Somali insurance company in more than two decades has been officially launched in Mogadishu.

African press review 23 March 2015

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance will not take part in a "secret process" to cover up President Jacob Zuma’s financial liability regarding the security upgrades to his ...

African press review 27 February 2015

SA’s budget ruffles few feathers. Al-Shebab brags about attacking Somalia’s presidential palace and threaten more violence in Kenya.
Troops from the African force Amisom at the scene of an attack on Mogadishu airport in December
17/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab claims drive-by shooting of four Somali officials in Mogadishu

In Somalia four civil servants were killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday. The deputy director of Mogadishu airport was among the dead.