Ethiopia dam will turn Lake Turkana into ‘endless battlefield’, locals warn

Ethiopia dam will turn Lake Turkana into ‘endless battlefield’, locals warn

Kenyans near world’s largest desert lake predict conflict, hunger and cultural devastation when hydroelectric project is completed. People living near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya have little understanding that the fresh water essential to their development is likely to dry up when a huge hydoelectric dam in neighbouring Ethiopia is completed. Fishermen, farmers, teachers and […]

Mo Farah: I dream of making Britain my home again – but only after I’ve had one last shot at the marathon

Mo Farah: I dream of making Britain my home again – but only after I’ve had one last shot at the marathon

Sir Mo Farah is homesick after years spent training abroad – but even with President Trump in the White House, Team GB’s hero is staying in the US for the sake of his running career. Viewers may have failed to recognise Mo Farah’s achievements when they placed him fourth in last year’s Sports Personality vote, […]

Dahabshiil appeals for help to save starving millions in EA

Dahabshiil appeals for help to save starving millions in EA

Leading financial services company Dahabshiil is urging for a concerted efforts by government, corporates and non governmental organisations to save millions of East Africans from starving to death due to the raging drought across the region. Dahabshiil Chief Executive Officer Abdirashid Duale said the drought is seriously affecting livelihoods, the economy, security and other aspects […]

UN alarm that most of al-Shabab’s force in Somalia are kids

UN alarm that most of al-Shabab’s force in Somalia are kids

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia. Guterres said it is estimated over half its force are children, citing as an example that at least 60 percent of al-Shabab “elements” captured in Somalia’s semi-autonomous […]

Senior AU official begins visit in Burundi

Senior AU official begins visit in Burundi

The Commissioner for Peace and Security for the African Union, Smail Chergui, Wednesday afternoon started a two-day visit in Burundi amidst the east African country’s threat to withdraw its peacekeepers from Somalia. Upon landing at Bujumbura International Airport, the senior AU official was welcomed by three Burundian ministers including Foreign Affairs Minister Alain Aime Nyamitwe, […]

Former Somali president blasts Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Former Somali president blasts Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Former Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed blasted the incumbent President in a campaign speech in Mogadishu on Wednesday, accusing Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of graft and corruption. Mr. Sheikh Ahmed arrived in Mogadishu and immediately hit the campaign trail ahead of the upcoming Somali presidential elections directly targeting President Mohamud, who he sees is his […]

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