The famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, more than double previous assessments, according to a report to be published this week.
(18 days ago)
An American delegation met with Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the capital, on Thursday and announced $20 million in new American food aid for Somalia.
(2 months and 26 days ago)
French forces have reportedly killed Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, one of the top commanders of Al Qaeda’s North Africa wing, during an operation against Islamist fighters in northern Mali.
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Rebels in the Central African Republic have advanced to within “a few kilometers” of the capital, Bangui, a spokesman for France’s Foreign Ministry said Friday.
(1 month and 25 days ago)
The leader of the coup in the Central African Republic announced that he would serve as both president and defense minister and that fellow rebels would fill other top posts.
(1 month and 15 days ago)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As many as 3,000 African Union peacekeepers have been killed in Somalia in recent years in an attempt to end an Islamist insurgency and bring stability to the Horn of Africa nation, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.
(9 days ago)
Workers at the world’s No. 3 platinum producer, Lonmin, began a wildcat strike on Tuesday, prompting fears of a return to the violence that rocked the industry last year.
(3 days ago)
Between 2010 and 2012, some 260,000 people died in the famine in Somalia -- and the world was too slow to react, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said Thursday.
(16 days ago)
At least seven Colombian soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in a battle with rebels who tried to seize a town on Wednesday, the military said.
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The United Nations voiced concern at the deteriorating security situation as members of a rebel movement that seized power last month raided a stronghold of former President François Bozizé.
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