Kenyans hold march for national security after massacre
Kenyans prepared to march for greater national security Tuesday following last week's massacre by Somalia's Shebab Islamists, ahead of a candlelit vigil on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.
Somalia asserts its support to Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen
In the face of domestic opposition for the government's support towards the Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen, Somalia's president has emphasized his country's position to Saudi Arabia in its fight against Shia militia and the support Yemeni government led by the ousted president Abd-Rabbu Mansour.
Qatar Workers Forced To Run Marathon Shoeless In Bid For World Record
In an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest marathon ever, officials in Doha, Qatar, bused in thousands of immigrant slaves working in the country and forced them to run in whatever clothes they had -- including even if they were shoeless.
Last Thursday, a handful of armed men affiliated with al-Shabab entered a dormitory at northeast Kenya's Garissa University, executing 147 Christian students before government forces soldiers arrived on the scene. The massacre—the country's worst in 16 years—raised Kenya's death toll from al-Shabab attacks to over 600 since 2012, prompting renewed concerns that the Somali terrorist group operates with increased impunity. Last week, al-Shabab pulled off a deadly attack and occupation of a Mogadishu hotel that took 17 lives.