A Somali journalist has died in hospital after being shot six times by unknown gunmen on his way to work this week, a colleague said, making him the seventh journalist to be murdered in the country this year. Mohamed Mohamud Tima-ade, who worked for the privately-owned UK-based Universal TV, was shot in the chest, neck and shoulder in the capital Mogadishu on October...Read More
Kenyan security forces looted merchandise in a Nairobi supermarket they stormed after it was besieged by al-Shabab fighters, security camera footage appears to show. The video, released on Sunday showed men in fatigues walking out of the Westgate Mall holding plastic bags filled with unknown items. Others looked behind counters as they moved into the shopping...Read More
NATO has said it is sending advisers to Libya to help Tripoli strengthen its security set-up amid chaos and fears of civil war two years after the armed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. The alliance “agreed to respond positively to the request made by the Libyan prime minister for NATO to provide advice on defence institution building in Libya”, Secretary...Read More
The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have met amid pressure to strike a deal on the disputed Abyei region and other issues left unresolved since South Sudan won independence. Omar Bashir and Salva Kiir met on Tuesday in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which seceded from the north in 2011 after a referendum and a peace agreement that followed a two-decade civil war...Read More
Gunmen suspected to be from the Boko Haram Islamist sect stormed two villages in northeast Nigeria, killing 10 people, after a botched attempt by local vigilantes to arrest some of the militants. The attack by Boko Haram, which seeks to establish a strictly Islamic state in religiously-mixed Nigeria, occurred on Sunday after vigilante youths tried to approach a militant...Read More
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Ngowi, a 28 year-old Tanzanian, is the founder of Helvetic Solar, East Africa’s leading renewable energy company.
Companies in the group are involved in the handling, supply, installation and maintenance of hydro turbines, solar power and thermal systems in East Africa.Read more