Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in […]

Ethiopia’s Abiy gives half of ministerial posts to women

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aisha Mohammed was construction minister before becoming Ethiopia’s first defence minister Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister. Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were “less corrupt than men” and […]

Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in […]

Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in […]

Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in […]

Al-Shabab in Somalia: US air strike ‘kills 60 militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US says it is committed to eradicating al-Shabab safe havens in Somalia The US military says it believes some 60 al-Shabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. The “precision” strike around Harardere did not injure or kill civilians, it added in […]

Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has been responsible for kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria An aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been killed in Nigeria by Islamist militants who kidnapped her last March. Hauwa Liman, a midwife, was killed days after kidnappers set a deadline. The ICRC […]

More Than Me CEO temporarily resigns amid Liberia rape scandal

Image copyright Instagram/ Katie Meyler Image caption Katie Meyler’s work has been celebrated by leading philanthropists but allegations of a sex abuse cover-up have emerged The CEO of a US-backed academy in Liberia has temporarily resigned after a report found that dozens of girls were allegedly raped by an employee. Katie Meyler, the CEO of […]

Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire

Image copyright AFP Image caption Financial magazine Forbes says Mohammed Dewji is worth $1.5bn (£980m) The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue. Mr Dewji, reportedly Africa’s youngest billionaire, was taken by masked gunmen in […]

Celebrating Africa’s aid workers on the frontline

Image copyright Marcus Perkins Image caption Aid worker Robert Ntitima (R) and his driver Clinton Bakala pictured after beating back a bush fire Life on the humanitarian frontline is not as you know it, says former BBC journalist Mark Doyle, who now works in the aid sector and gives his personal view on the job […]