Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj. Gen. Samuel Omar Williams has told the spouses of the six soldiers who died in action in Somalia that they were heroes. He made this statement last Friday at the Defence Head Quarters.
ISIS reaches out to Somali terror group Al-Shabaab
It has long been feared that ISIS could ally with Somali terror group al-Shabaab, which has been tied to al-Qaeda. As Osama bin Ladenís gang fades and the Islamic State rises, ISIS might look like a better partner for the Somalian militants. ISIS recently accepted an oath of fealty from Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Saudi Arabia Military Amasses Near Yemen Border: U.S. Officials
Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, raising the risk that the Middle East's top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict.
Ethiopia's $5bn project that could turn it into Africa's water powerhouse
It's called the Grand Renaissance Dam -- and the clue is in the name. With some 8,500 laborers working around the clock on its construction, the imposingly-named dam is surely one of Africa's most ambitious infrastructure projects, reaffirming Ethiopia's ambitions of becoming a big regional player and a major exporter of power.
Traffic Costs Nairobi $570,000 a Day as No. 2 Africa Hub
Nairobiís top traffic cop, Edward Mwamburi, called it the most stressful day of the year: the last day of last month fell on a Friday, meaning paychecks were banked and motorists were ready to party. That made the cityís clotted roads even more chaotic than usual.
Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91
Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91.