Report: Child deaths underscore scope of Cabo Delgado crisis

Report: Child deaths underscore scope of Cabo Delgado crisis

The UK-based charity Save the Children reports children as young as 11 and 12 are beheaded by Islamic insurgents operating in the Cabo Delgado province of north Mozambique. The agency said Tuesday that it’s hearing accounts of the deaths from families who are among nearly 670,000 people now displaced because…

Suicide bomber in Mogadishu suspected to be German

The suicide bomber that killed 15 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday is suspected to have been a German of Somali origin. The attack took place at the five-star Jazeera Palace Hotel. Al-Shaba has claimed responsibility for the attack; the group is linked to al-Qaeda. A number of…

Africa’s Demographic Dividend and its Economic Future

A change in a country’s age structure can provide an opportunity for rapid economic growth. With Thailand and other East Asian tigers seizing this window a couple of decades ago, they are currently enjoying the fruits of their carefully planned policies. Africa, on the other hand, is yet to achieve…

Al-Shabab kills 14 in Kenya

At least 14 people have been killed and 11 injured in an al-Shabab attack on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in Mandera. The terrorist group targeted quarry workers in northern Kenya, they attacked two plots that are close one another and opened fire.