Somalia militants observes funeral rites for dead Taliban leader
The Al-Qaeda linked militant group in Somalia has performed a ritual prayer for the deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar after the Afghan militant group elected a new leader after Omar’s mysterious death two years ago.
Ethiopia is bursting with a feeling of unprecedented economic optimism owing to its high economic growth in the last twenty years and the Ethiopian people wherever they are in the world are upbeat about their country's future. Africa's second most populous country, with nearly some 100 million people, has achieved spectacular economic growth over the past two decades and is emerging as the new powerhouse of Africa.
As govt dismisses 2016 popular elections, UN rules out Somali leaders’ possible term extension
Days after Somalia’s government and parliament have jointly declared the country would not be able to hold popular elections in 2016, the United Nations envoy to Somalia has dismissed potential term extension for the country’s leaders as unacceptable.
Counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden could not have been more successful. No commercial ships have been hijacked since 2013, compared with 46 ships in 2010. At the 18th Plenary Session of Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia at the UN headquarters on July 8, 2015, the European Union reiterated its "two zeros" goal for this year - zero ships and zero seafarers in the hands of Somali pirates.