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Pretoria: Man kills ex-wife, himself in front of their daughter

  Pretoria – While many were celebrating New Year’s Day, all hell broke loose in the Somali community in Pretoria West with a couple dying in front of their toddler. The father, Hassan Moalim Ahmed, 28, shot his ex-wife Deqa Hassan Yusuf, 22, six times in...

Ethiopian pastoralists destocking live animals to minimize Loss

Federal and state governments would join hands to see better market and prevent loss. Destocking live animals is widely practiced in the southern and eastern parts of the country affected by the drought to minimize loss. As pastoralists keep large number of herds, it is hard...

The Premier League’s likely winners and losers from 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Now is the time for top clubs to prove that to be forewarned really is to be forearmed. Everyone knew that the Africa Cup of Nations was on the agenda for early 2017 and now, with 23 Premier League players among those heading off...

Stafford man to become UK ambassador in Somalia

A STAFFORD-BORN member of the Foreign Office will move to the troubled country of Somalia soon to become the UK Ambassador. David Concar, originally from Little Haywood, will head out in mid-January to live in the country, which has been the target of frequent terrorist...

KENYA: How city cartel rakes in billions from matatu owners with police help

Kenya’s public transport industry loses at least Sh47 billion every year to a network of cartels that run the sector — including organised criminal gangs, rogue traffic police officers, county askaris and touts. Kenya Bus Service Management Managing Director Edwins Mukabanah says public service vehicle...

Gambia army chief reaffirms loyalty to President Jammeh

BANJUL-The Gambia's army chief on Wednesday reaffirmed his loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh despite the threat of a regional military intervention if the strongman refuses to step down. Lieutenant General Ousman Badjie used a New Year message published in the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper to...

Why so many Somali-Americans celebrate their birthday on Jan. 1

By Ibrahim Hirsi To complete the immigration papers, a resettlement official from the United Nations gave Mohamed Cali Jan. 1 as his legal birth date. MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi When Mohamed Cali lived in Somalia, he sometimes saw people blowing out candles on cakes in...

Head of Gambia’s electoral commission flees to Senegal

The head of Gambia's electoral commission has fled to neighbouring Senegal fearing a plot against him, a month after declaring President Yahya Jammeh lost elections following 22 years in power, one of his relatives said. Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairman Alieu Momar Njie "fled to...

136 Nigerian police officers honoured in Somalia

A total of 136 police officers from Nigeria were awarded medals to mark the end of their duty tour in Somalia, a statement by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said. The statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in...

AU, Somali troops capture town from Al-Shabaab

Somali troops and African Union peacekeeping forces on Tuesday captured a town in southwest Somalia from Al-Shabaab militants, an army official said. Somali military commander Abdullahi Farah told Xinhua Al-Shabaab militants withdrew from Mooragaabey town in Bakool region as the joint forces were advancing. Farah said...