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Medical workers at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, help a man who was wounded in a bomb attack Saturday, June 15, 2019. <br>Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia’s capital

Two explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left 11 people dead, the country’s police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.


UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.


US calls Sudan military crackdown devastating, urges independent investigation

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy pushed Friday for Sudan to carry out an "independent and credible" investigation into a June 3 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that left scores dead.

Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

Sudan's ruling military acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse protesters at a sit-in camp outside military headquarters in Khartoum last week, and a major human rights organization said Friday the need for an outside investigation was more urgent than ever in light of the admission.


New commander takes over Horn of Africa mission ahead of proposed US shift

Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello assumed command of U.S. military efforts in East Africa, where a proposal may shift the mission focus from multinational training and counterterrorism to a permanent presence that seeks to strengthen American influence on the continent.


New commander takes over Horn of Africa mission ahead of proposed US shift

Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello assumed command of U.S. military efforts in East Africa, where a proposal may shift the mission focus from multinational training and counterterrorism to a permanent presence that seeks to strengthen American influence on the continent.


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