Somali Security Forces Shut Down Popular Radio Station, Arrest Journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) should immediately release two Radio Shabelle journalists, Ali Ahmed Abdulle and Mohamed Adan Ibrahim, who were arrested this evening for their journalism work, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said.

NISA raided Radio Shabelle, briefly shuts down the station that took five journalists to NISA …


Kunar: Taliban Attack Kill Three, Including Children

KUNAR, Afghanistan — On August 18, an Afghan National Army officer and two children were killed, and 35 additional people were wounded in a rocket attack targeting the Afghanistan Independence Day gathering in the volatile Kunar province of Afghanistan; hospital sources confirmed the casualties.


Opposition Party, PDP National Convention Postponed in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — On Tuesday, August 16, Justice Okon Abang, a Federal High Court judge in Abuja, ruled that the national convention of the Nigerian opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, must not happen. His judgement restricts the party’s convergence in the oil rich city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, scheduled for the following day, …