One day after fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked group in Somalia staged a deadly siege at a popular hotel in the Somali capital in which more than 25 people were killed, the group threatened more similar attacks in the country, warning hotel owners of renting their hotels out to government officials.
After one year service, Ethiopia rotates its AU troops in Somalia
The Ethiopian troops serving in Somalia as parts of the African Union forces fighting the Al-Qaeda-linked militants have been rotated to have new troops deployed in the country after a year-long service, officials said.
Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden
Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.
Technical glitches, Boko Haram violence hit Nigerian election
Abuja - Problems with new technology on Saturday forced voting to be extended in presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge polls.
Officials: Siege of gunmen in Somali hotel enters 2nd day
Gunmen from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, who had taken up positions in a hotel frequented by government officials and dignitaries killing at least nine people, were exchanging fire with government troops more than 12 hours later, officials said Saturday.