U.N. Lifts Sanctions on Eritrea, but Keeps Somalia Arms Embargo

From left, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia last week in Ethiopia.CreditCreditEduardo Soteras/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring […]

Car Bombs Kill at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

Security officers fleeing the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Friday.CreditCreditFeisal Omar/Reuters MOGADISHU, Somalia — Four car bombs exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, the police said. The Islamic extremist group the Shabab claimed responsibility. After three devices exploded in […]

Cameroon Students Have Been Released, Officials Say

Government soldiers in Ekona, Cameroon, last month. The military’s response to separatists in the country, a largely ragtag group of fighters who use homemade guns and take orders from leaders living abroad, has been heavily criticized by human rights advocates.CreditCreditAshley Gilbertson for The New York Times DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of students kidnapped from a […]

Students Kidnapped From Cameroon School

President Paul Biya of Cameroon and his wife at an election rally at the Maroua Stadium, in northern Cameroon, in September.CreditCreditAlexis Huguet/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images DAKAR, Senegal — Numerous students were kidnapped from a boarding school early Monday in a part of Cameroon where separatists are waging a violent battle to break away and […]

Nigerian Militants Kill 2nd Captive Aid Worker, Government Says

Hauwa Liman, in undated photograph. She was executed by the Islamist militants who had kidnapped in Nigeria, government officials said Monday night.CreditCreditInternational Committee of the Red Cross, via Reuters The second of three aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria by Islamist militants has been executed, government officials said Monday night. A Nigerian government minister said that […]

U.S. Military Airstrike Kills 60 Shabab Fighters in Somalia

Somali soldiers patrolling at a military base shortly after an American soldier was killed in June. The Shabab, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in East Africa, have proved resilient.CreditCreditMohamed Abdiwahab/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Africa Command said on Tuesday that it had carried out the deadliest attack against the Islamist extremist group Shabab […]