Jan 29th, 2013
By Ismail Ali Ismail The Visit There can be no doubt that the visit of Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, to the United States last week was very successful on many fronts: first, after so many transitional governments, the US recognized his post-transitional government and, ipso facto, the sov...
In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
(TrustLaw) – Somalia has no tolerance for rape but the government will not intervene in a case decried by human rights activists where Mogadishu police arrested a woman who said she was raped by government forces and detained a journalist who interviewed her, its new president said on Thursday. Presi...
Dec 19th, 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack while on a train trip, state media reported on Monday, sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear programme. A tearful television announcer dressed in black said the 69-year old had died on Saturday o...
Mar 22nd, 2011
Moammar Gadhafi’s snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. military warned Tuesday it was “considering all options” in response to dire conditions there that have left people cowering in darkened homes and scrounging f...
Mar 22nd, 2011
A U.S. fighter jet crashed in Libya after an apparent equipment malfunction but both crewmembers were able to eject and were back in American hands with only minor injuries, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The F-15E Strike Eagle jet was conducting a mission Monday night against Libyan leader Moammar Gad...
Jan 11th, 2011
The new year has brought a wave of protests and violence against two U.S.-friendly authoritarian Arab regimes in North Africa. Riots in Algeria over rising food prices last weekend reportedly left five people dead and some 800 injured, while police arrested more than 1,000 people in their effort to c...