Families of Nairobi terror victims bury their loved ones

Families of two Kenyans killed in a Nairobi hotel attack that killed 21 people bury their loved ones. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that all five gunmen behind the attack are now dead. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group.

Kenya terror attack: death toll rises to 21

The Kenyan Chief of Police reveals that the death toll from the Nairobi hotel complex terrorist attack has risen to 21. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Somalia where the country’s only free ambulance service is at risk of closing down due to lack of funding and we take a look at a new doll being produced In Burkina Faso that challenges the typical blue-eyed Barbie dollsFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Today in History for December 4th

(4 Dec 2018) Associated Press Correspondent Terry Anderson is released from captivity; American troops head to Somalia; General George Washington says farewell to his officers in New York; Frank Zappa dies. (Dec. 4)

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Somalis ‘pleased’ as Ilham Omar elected to US Congress

Somalis praise the election of onetime Somali refugee Ilhan Omar to the US Congress. Omar fled Somalia’s civil war with her parents at the age of eight and spent four years at a refugee camp in Kenya. She and Rashida Tlaib have become the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Somalia’s only free ambulance service running out of cash

The only free ambulance service in Somalia, called Aamin Ambulance, is currently under-funded and may have to shut down. Ready to help everyone, whether they are victims of armed violence, a car accident or complications during childbirth, ending the service would be a disaster that costs lives.

Somaliland’s unstable currency leads to payment innovation

In the break-away republic of Somaliland, in the north of Somalia, hard currency is near-worthless, meaning people have to carry around large, inconvenient stacks if they want to pay with cash. As a result, many people are turning to an innovative mobile platform called Zaad in order to make their day-to-day payments.

Today in History for October 4th

(4 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is launched into orbit; U.S. Blackhawk helicopters shot down in Somalia; Silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton born; Rock singer Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose. (Oct. 4)

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly we visit Somalia’s first dairy factory and then we look at the dangers of skin whitening creams which are popular across the African continent.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY