Kenya has suspended direct flights from Somalia's capital Mogadishu to Nairobi for security reasons but Somalia has asked for reconsideration, saying the decision was politically motivated.
The United Nations has elected several countries with poor women’s rights records to boards charged with promoting those rights -- leading one critic to compare the decision to “asking the fox to guard the chickens.”
Tension is high in northern Kenya after the killing of 11 people following a dispute over a watering point.
MOGADISHU,  -- Somali security forces apprehended four al-Shabab militants in an operation conducted last week in the capital, Mogadishu, officials said.
Even as federal forces were late last week deployed to contain ethnic violence in northern Ethiopia, there are reports of heated exchanges brewing between two regions in the country’s east.
WASHINGTON DC - 57 individuals and organizations were recognized on Friday during a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where the Director’s Community Leadership Awards (DCLA) were presented to honor those who are meeting a need, answering a call to serve, and working to make communities safer and stronger.
MOGADISHU -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Thursday it has launched a training program on human rights for Somali security forces to enhance their compliance with international human rights law.
MOGADISHU-- Five al-Shabab militants including a senior bomb expert have surrendered to the Somali government this week, officials said on Thursday.
For nearly two years, Minneapolis waited for answers about the fatal police shooting of Justine Ruszczyk, an unarmed woman who had called 911 seeking help. There was no video of the shooting. There was no audio. And the officer involved, Mohamed Noor, would not answer investigators’ questions.
Somali-American model Halima Aden just made history by gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue wearing a hijab and burkini. The Kenyan-born model said it was a "dream come true."