Gunmen have killed two men and wounded Swedish politician Ann-Margarethe Livh, 64, after firing on their vehicle in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, officials say. The three were shot as they were returning to Ms Livh's hotel after she gave a lecture on democracy at the city's university, witnesses said.
A former Somali military colonel who left the United States while facing civil allegations that he tortured a human rights advocate was ordered by a federal judge on Tuesday to pay $15 million in damages.
Egypt's new authorities on Monday paved the way for the release of the former president, Hosni Mubarak, further deepening the country's already violent political divide.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government on Saturday executed a man who was convicted of murdering a journalist, a military official said, the first such execution in a country where those who kill media workers often evade justice.
Four Kenyan police officers were shot dead in the border county of Garissa when 40 heavily armed men, suspected of belonging to Somali militant group al Shabaab, attacked a police post, a senior regional government official said on Saturday.
Mo Farah's career reached incredible new heights as the Briton became only the second man in history to complete an Olympic and world 'double-double' in the distance events. The 30-year-old held on in a thrilling finish to add the 5,000m title to the 10,000m gold he won on Saturday.