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Final death toll for October truck blast in Somalia hits 512

The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the …

Kenya Stands Its Ground in Sea Row With Somalia

Somalia filed a petition in July 2015 asking the court to have the maritime border redrawn to extend diagonally to the south at Kiunga into the sea, …

People for sale: Migrants being sold as slaves for $400 each in Libyan slave markets

The Guardian reported in April that West African migrants were being sold in modern-day slave markets in Libya, based on information from the …

The Brothers Who Bought South Africa

The continent’s most important economy now appears to function for the benefit of one powerful family.<p>“The Ax Has Fallen”<p>The beginning of the end of …

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

A Saudi purge list

If you have Arabic, go here:<p>Alternatively, here’s list of the most prominent names, courtesy of Reuters:<p>– Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of …

The Latest: EU vote observers say Kenya damaged by turmoil

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's repeat election (all times local):<p>7:10 p.m.<p>European Union election observers say actions by Kenya's rival …

Africa

My Life as One of Arms Dealer Adnan Khashoggi’s ‘Pleasure Wives’

Jill Todd, founder of the surfwear company Roxy, just revealed the truth about living the high life as part of Adnan Khashoggi’s modern-day …

Out of Tragedy, An Opportunity for Somalia

In the wake of the Mogadishu bombing, can its embattled government restore trust with its citizens?<p>Saturday’s twin-truck suicide bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, have so far killed at least 320 people and injured hundreds. The assault took place at a buzzing intersection on a busy …

Africa

Al-Shabaab fighters kill dozens in attack on military base in Somalia

Hundreds of fighters from al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group that controls parts of Somalia, have stormed an army base, killing up to 70 people and wounding dozens more.<p>Residents said some civilians were beheaded during the attack on the remote Af-Urur camp, in Somalia’s semi-autonomous …

Extremism

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., …

Donald Trump

Suicide bomber kills dozens at market in Somalia

A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and injuring about 50.<p>The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district, where the bombing happened.<p>“We carried 39 dead bodies and there were many others injured,” Dr …

Extremism

Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed …

Extremism

The US Ambassador To Somalia Just Gave The Country's New President A "Make Somalia Great Again" Hat

Somalia is one of the seven countries covered by US President Donald Trump's travel ban.<p>The phrase on the hat, which was in the colors of Somalia's flag, says "Make Somalia Great Again," a not-so-complicated adaption of US President Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."<p>It was a …

Donald Trump

Dubai is bringing the world its first rotating skyscraper

The future is coming, and it's all about those 360-degree views.<p>Dubai plans to take your 360-degree experience far beyond video by building the …

Skyscrapers