Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed
Following President Sata’s death of Zambia, an interim leader has been appointed. The new ruler, who is set to be head of state for about 90 days, until the new election, is the first white man in the place of the president in Africa since F.W. de Clerk ruled in South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Zambian Vice President, Guy Scott, is now the new interim leader and is set to take the reigns until another president can be chosen.
Death Penalty for Apostasy Not Justifiable in Islam - Somali Scholar
Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail has come under intense scrutiny after publishing a Somali language book titled "The Rule of Apostasy in Islam: Is it True?" in which he argues that there is no religious justification for killing people for apostasy.
Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.
DUBAI — With the shipping routes off the coast of Somalia relatively secure from pirate attacks, the focus of the international community should turn to building the economy of Somalia and other Horn of Africa nations, said Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister as he opened the fourth Counter-Piracy conference in Dubai on Wednesday.
UNSG, World Bank President arrive in Mogadishu, pledge support for regional peace & development
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region.
SOMALIA: President Hassan fires 21 judges from regional and district level courts
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday fired 21 judges at regional and district level operating in Benadir and Lower Shabelle region amid a newly proposed justice reform initiative by the Ministry of Justice.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Targets Civilians in Mogadishu After Suffering String of Losses
Crippled by the Somali National Army and allied forces in the few remaining al-Shabaab-held territories in the country, the group's fighters have resorted to targeting civilians in small-scale attacks in Mogadishu.