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October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse

October 17, 2017 3:17 AM Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration

There are also worries about what will happen if those international forces withdraw from Somalia, which could happen as early as next year. The government has come under intense criticism for a conspicuous policing failure that helped enable the truck bombers. “The security was absolutely weak,” said Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamed, a student at Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 7:34 PM DP Ruto asks Raila Odinga to challenge him in 2022 presidential race

Deputy President William Ruto has challenged Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to face him in the 2022 presidential race. DP Ruto asked the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate on Monday to give President Uhuru Kenyatta an opportunity to run the country for another five years as he (Raila) gets ready for 2022 race. He added that Raila 1

October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror 3

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 5

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 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 5

October 16, 2017 1:57 AM Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests despite ban

MOMBASSA, KENYA – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting 1

October 15, 2017 12:51 PM Cherono break record, leads Kenya’s clean sweep in Amsterdam Marathon

Laurence Cherono smashed the Amsterdam Marathon course record to claim top honours in 2:05.09 hrs leading compatriots to a clean podium sweep on Sunday afternoon. Cherono shed off 12 seconds off the 2:05.21hrs course record set by last year’s champion and London Marathon title holder Daniel Wanjiru. Nobert Kigen settled for the runners up slot in 2:05.13 ahead

October 14, 2017 8:47 PM Nkatha Maina: Low voice but loud actions at IEBC

Although she is a communication expert, the little-known Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina prefers to keep her voice low but her actions loud—very much like a submarine. And it is not surprising that someone cannot pick her out from the team of IEBC commissioners, whose vocal and most visible 2