NAIROBI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after the government declared a state of emergency to try to tamp down unrest in Africa’s second most populous nation.
London (HOL) - Two young Somali men, including a 17-year-old teenager, have been stabbed to death less than a half mile from one another in a bloody night of violence in northwest London.
Djibouti (HOL) - The Somali Maritime Police force honed their skills in Djibouti earlier this month with other maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United during the seventh annual Cutlass Express maritime exercise. The event marked the first time that Somalia has participated in a multinational security exercise outside its borders in nearly 30 years.
Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somalia government has launched a major security shake-up on Monday after an emergency meeting held by cabinet ministers in Villa Somalia.
Mogadishu (HOL) - Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market, Bakara have boycotted trade over the introduction of a 5% sales tax on all goods sold and services rendered. The traders have vowed to keep the market closed until the government eliminates the tax altogether.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister quit on Thursday, saying he wanted to smooth the route to further political reforms. The government is dominated by the EPRDF coalition led by ethnic Tigrayans.