- Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation Updated: May-06-15 1:04 am
DJIBOUTI - A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.
- Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia Updated: May-05-15 1:08 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.
- US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.
- South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child Updated: May-04-15 10:49 am
UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty meant to protect children's rights to health, education and freedom from discrimination.
- Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital Updated: Apr-21-15 11:04 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.
- Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt Updated: Apr-17-15 10:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone.
- Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office Updated: Apr-14-15 5:06 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali's education ministry on Tuesday left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government spokesman said.
- UN urges Kenya to reconsider demand to shut refugee camp Updated: Apr-14-15 10:40 am
BERLIN - The United Nations' refugee agency urged Kenya on Tuesday to reconsider its demand for the closure of a vast camp for Somali refugees within three months.
- Fleeing violence, hundreds of Yemenis shelter in Djibouti Updated: Apr-09-15 12:15 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Moe than 300 Yemenis fleeing violence at home have arrived in Djibouti, an official with the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, and other refugees were seeking shelter elsewhere in the Horn of Africa.