Anger in Somalia as sons secretly sent to serve in Eritrea military force

28 January 2021, 3:01 PM
Ali Jamac Dhoodi thought his son was working as a security guard in Qatar, helping prepare for next year’s soccer World Cup. Then one day last April, officials from Somalia’s National Intelligence Agency arrived with $10 000 in cash.
SA welcomes Jammeh’s decision to step down 21 January 2017, 10:45 AM

South Africa has welcomed former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's decision to step down without a fight.

Gambia’s Jammeh agrees to go into exile 21 January 2017, 6:21 AM

Gambia's long time ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to go into exile, a senior adviser to new President Adama Barrow said on Friday.

Kenya targets 1 million digital jobs for youth in a year 20 January 2017, 2:32 PM

Kenya has started a digital skills training programme to enable 1 million young people to secure freelance online work in the next year.

Concerns grow as Jammeh deadline to step down looms 20 January 2017, 1:45 PM

As the deadline for former President Yahya Jammeh step down expires, concerns grow regarding the possibility of a military intervention by regional troops.

Gambia’s Jammeh refuses to leave office 20 January 2017, 9:33 AM

Long-time Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office despite military intervention.

West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline 20 January 2017, 6:19 AM

West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday.

Jammeh’s deadline may be extended 20 January 2017, 12:29 AM

There is a possibility that the noon deadline for former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to step down may be extended.

China hands over state of the art school to Lesotho Govt 19 January 2017, 9:06 PM

China has handed over a state-of-the-art high school that it built in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Efforts to get Jammeh to step down failed 19 January 2017, 3:57 PM

Negotiations to persuade the defeated President Yayha Jammeh of Gambia to step down have failed.

Nigerian President Buhari to take 10-day medical leave 19 January 2017, 1:20 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plans to take 10 days of medical leave from Monday, he said in a letter read out in the upper house of parliament on Thursday.

W African leaders hold crisis talks as Gambia leader’s mandate ends 19 January 2017, 6:22 AM

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sallafter last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power.

Gigaba urges Zimbabweans nationals to regularise their stay 18 January 2017, 5:59 PM

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged Zimbabwean nationals currently living in South Africa on a ZSP to regularise their stay in South Africa.

Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid 18 January 2017, 12:17 PM

On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs.

Typhoid outbreak claims life of 13-year-old girl in Zimbabwe 17 January 2017, 8:11 PM

The typhoid outbreak that broke out in Zimbabwe's capital late in 2016 has claimed the life of a 13 year-old girl in Harare's township of Mbare.

Four Gambian ministers resign as neighbouring states prepare to step i 17 January 2017, 3:57 PM

Gambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government.

UN hopeful of peaceful inauguration in Gambia 17 January 2017, 7:40 AM

The office of the United Nations Secretary General has indicated it remains hopeful that the constitutional prescripts for the transfer of power will be upheld in Gambia this week.

Kenya registers voters ahead of elections 16 January 2017, 4:02 PM

Kenya has started registering voters ahead of the country’s general elections due in August this year.

Zim’s Econet, ICT minister in war over high tariffs 16 January 2017, 6:26 AM

Zimbabwe’s biggest telecoms firm by subscriber numbers, Econet Wireless, has literally taken the war to the ICT minister as the data tariffs saga takes a nasty turn.

Gambia’s President-elect arrives in Senegal after talks fail 15 January 2017, 3:18 PM

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has left the country for neighbouring Senegal.

Peters to convene meeting on Lesotho/SA cross-border taxi dispute 14 January 2017, 5:56 PM

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters will convene a meeting with a delegation from the Free State and other stakeholders to discuss the South Africa/Lesotho cross-border road transport impasse.

Ivory Coast mutineers: Deal reached amid fears of renewed revolt 14 January 2017, 8:49 AM

Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments.

Kenyatta launches nationwide recruitment drive for his party 13 January 2017, 9:34 PM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a nationwide recruitment drive for his party ahead of the country's August general elections.

Mujuru prepared to forgive Robert Mugabe 13 January 2017, 9:21 PM

The leader of the opposition party in Zimbabwe Dr Joyce Mujuru says in the interests of progress and peace in Zimbabwe she is prepared to forgive President Robert Mugabe.

Jammeh’s lawyer asks court to block Barrow’s inauguration 13 January 2017, 5:24 AM

A lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect Adama Barrow this month.

Kenya doctors strike hits 40 days 12 January 2017, 9:45 PM

Friday marks the 40th day since more than 5,000 doctors working in Kenya's public hospitals went on strike.

Nigeria cuts ties with Taiwan 12 January 2017, 8:23 PM

The Federal Government of Nigeria has severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and has ordered the country to move its trade mission from the capital Abuja to Lagos.

Nigerian lower house moves to offer Gambia’s Jammeh asylum: lawmakers 12 January 2017, 6:53 PM

Nigeria's lower house voted on Thursday to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, lawmakers said.

Burundi risks suspension from Great Lakes Peace and Security Committee 12 January 2017, 3:52 PM

Burundi has been warned by The Great Lakes Committee on Peace and Security that it risks suspension from the organisation.

Kenya opposition parties unveil a coalition to oust Kenyatta 11 January 2017, 9:23 PM

Kenya’s opposition parties have unveiled a coalition to face off with President Uhuru Kenyatta during the country’s general elections due in August.

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara slims down government in modest reshuffle 11 January 2017, 6:13 PM

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television.