Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

January 27th, 2017|

Islamist militant al-Shabab fighters have launched an attack on a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked group says it has killed more than 50 soldiers and seized military vehicles and weapons. But a [...]

Somalia: Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu hotel ‘kills 28’

January 25th, 2017|

Al-Shabab attackers fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu after ramming a car bomb into its gate. At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack [...]

Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

January 23rd, 2017|

The Syrian government's lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart's "provocative" comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said Mohammed Alloush had acted in a way "removed from [...]

Allianz study says cyber risk concerns rise globally in all sectors

January 23rd, 2017|

A new study conducted by Allianz has the cyber threat is considered as a major concern globally for businesses. Also, market developments and volatility is an important business peril in 2017 and the top concern [...]

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

January 23rd, 2017|

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying [...]

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh gets a final deadline to step down

January 20th, 2017|

Regional leaders postpone military intervention until Friday at noon, giving last chance to Yahya Jammeh to step aside. West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to [...]

Yemen conflict: At least 10,000 killed, says UN

January 18th, 2017|

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government, the UN says. The organisation said the death toll "underscores the need to [...]

Insurance gaps leave shipping exposed to growing cyber threats

January 16th, 2017|

Shipping companies grappling with the threat of cyber attacks on vessels are finding insurance policies often fall short, officials involved in both industries say, a risk that could feed through into global prices. Digitalization means [...]