Farmajo warns of new strikes as U.S. confirms 8 al-Shabaab deaths

Farmajo warns of new strikes as U.S. confirms 8 al-Shabaab deaths

United States military officials say eight al-Shabaab militants have been killed in an American airstrike in southern Somalia over the weekend. That strike occurred early Sunday morning at an al-Shabaab training camp near Sakow, in the country’s Middle Juba region, according to a statement issued by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi…

Climate goals: Time to end the East v. West narrative over Africa

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s announcement Thursday that the United States was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, there was no shortage of responses from the international community or, for that matter, from American business leaders and local and state governments. The rest of the world expressed…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

U.S. budget proposal cuts climate funding, international aid

American officials on Tuesday released a much-awaited $37.6 billion combined budget request for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), one that cuts more than $17 billion from the “leaner” government’s diplomatic and foreign aid programs. “This budget request supports the President’s ‘America First’ vision…

Egypt again denies any plan to resettle Palestinians in Sinai

Egyptian officials have again denied any plan to cede part of the Sinai Peninsula to resettle Palestinians there, reaffirming their commitment to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians in the troubled Middle East. Alaa Youssef, a spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said in a statement Thursday that…