Somalia's new Prime Minister, Hamza Abdi Barre, was sworn in Saturday after all 220 lawmakers in the parliament approved his appointment. Barre told Mps he felt "the burden of the responsibility" on his back to form a quality government for the troubled Horn of Africa nation.
An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today.
This vast arid land may seem a world away from the war in Ukraine, but communities here are reeling from the impact of Russia's invasion. Ninety percent of Somaliland's grain comes from Russia and Ukraine.
The Malian army said on Thursday it had carried out air strikes against jihadists from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Macina Katiba in the centre of the country following the massacre of at least 132 civilians.
Malian national flags were at half mast in Bamako on Tuesday, the first of the three days of mourning decreed by the government, following weekend attacks that killed dozens in the center of the country.