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5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. Spokesma...

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight virus

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, no one really knows how many cases...

Coronavirus crisis cuts money sent home to poorer nations

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras. ...

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons’ camp that Habiba Ali calls home. It seemed fantasti...

South Africa's coronavirus cases nearly double in 2 days

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa became Africa’s new coronavirus focus of concern on Wednesday as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days before. The country with the most cases in sub-Saharan Afric...

New Africa coronavirus crisis looms with internal spread

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins ...

Al-Shabab's former No. 2 leader runs for office in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The normal-looking campaign rally in Somalia's capital this month was anything but. Dozens of people in T-shirts bearing the smiling candidate's image and "Security and Justice" ...

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer said Monda...

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had ever seen. "Then there...

'It's a dark day for us': Somalia reels from deadliest blast

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Maryan Abdullahi's father had been preparing to fly to Somalia's capital on Sunday to attend the happiest moment in his daughter's life: her graduation day. ...

Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause ...

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, i...