MOGADISHU (HOL) – The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region broke his prison cell’s windowpane and attempted to strangle a prison guard to escape before was captured, Ethiopian police said Friday.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – In the regular Somali cabinet meetings, competition for attention is not an commonplace encounter, but it was different on Thursday when a minister stole the limelight from the day’s agenda to Somaliland’s unemployment challenges and its unification talks with Somalia which he said should have been the main agenda instead.
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali prime minister has suspended one his cabinet ministers after he was allegedly implicated in a fraud scheme involving manufacturing of counterfeit US currency.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday named Ahmed Shide as finance minister to replace Abraham Tekeste, the state broadcaster said.
Ankara, Turkey (CNN) - The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.
Somali authorities have executed a 23-year-old man in Mogadishu for masterminding a bombing that killed about 600 people and injured hundreds more in the city exactly a year ago.
At least 16 people have been killed in Somalia in bombings that targeted a restaurant and a coffee shop, police say.