About 5000 Ethiopians flee to Kenya after botched military operation

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Mar 13 : About 5,000 Ethiopians have crossed into Kenya seeking refuge since March 10, the Kenyan Red Cross Society said, after several civilians were killed in what the Ethiopian military said was a botched security operation targeting militants. Ethiopian state media reported on Sunday that soldiers had been deployed […]

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

By Baz Ratner and Maggie Fick KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya Oct 29 : The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week’s presidential election. The Luo community largely boycotted Thursday’s election, which was […]

At least 29 dead after Islamist attack on Somali hotel

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Oct 29 : – An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks. The attack proved […]