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October 16, 2017 3:33 PM The Latest: New al-Shabab claims don't include bombing

The al-Shabab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia — but not Saturday's huge truck bombing that left more than 300 people dead. Somalia's government has blamed al-Shabab for the country's deadliest attack. But the extremist group has not commented on it. Instead, the SITE Intelligence Group says al-Shabab

October 16, 2017 1:06 PM After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

Saturday's truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African Union forces, has once again made a deadly comeback. Pushed from Somalia's capital in recent years, al-Shabab has retreated mostly to rural areas of the country's south, where the fragile central government 2

October 16, 2017 12:25 PM MOVES-Exotix Capital makes trio of senior hires

LONDON, Oct 16 (IFR) - Exotix Capital, the emerging markets-focused investment bank, has hired former Morgan Stanley banker Chiamaka Ezenwa as head of investment banking for West Africa, one of a trio of senior hires. Exotix said on Monday it had also hired Serge Marston as a non-executive director on its executive management board and Mbithe Muema as head of equity

October 16, 2017 11:06 AM Finally, Hamisa Mobeto reaches out to Zari

‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ goes the adage, but what do they say about the woman who the man ‘scorned’ with? Enter Hamisa Mobeto, the woman in the centre of the controversial Diamond confession. They had an affair and she bore him a son and since then, the scorned woman (Zari Hassan) has been trading barbs on social media with the woman 2

October 16, 2017 9:00 AM Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

Rwanda | Jaco Maritz | The difference between Rwanda and some other East African countries can be likened to removing yellow-tinted sunglasses after having worn them for a while – the world just looks different when it’s not covered in a layer of dust. Kigali’s cleanliness can be attributed to a combination of factors, including people generally not littering 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Kenya condemns killing of 300 people in Mogadishu attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left about 300 people dead. The massive bomb attack took place on Saturday living hundreds wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. President Kenyatta took to his Twitter account to condemn what he termed 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced. More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance. Funerals have continued and the government 2

October 16, 2017 8:31 AM Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct 16 – At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours 1

October 16, 2017 7:13 AM Uganda: Has Museveni Become Uganda's Problem?

Kampala — Once celebrated at home and abroad as one of a new breed of African leaders, President Yoweri Museveni now finds himself the subject of intense criticism. Observers say he faces challenges created by lack of new ideas to revive a stunted economy that might prove fatal to his political survival and that his lack of a plan to smoothly step aside 1

October 16, 2017 6:57 AM At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. President 1