11 December 2019


Five Killed in Jihadist Attack on Somali Hotel (8)
by Naharnet Newsdesk 11 December 2019, 08:00 Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, police said Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege. The attack on Tuesday evening, claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, took place at a hotel in Mogadishu popular with politicians, army officers and diplomats.
Somali security forces kill five al Shaabab fighters to end hotel siege (9)
Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 4:07 PM MYT By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar Bullet holes are seen around the windows of the SYL hotel after fighting between Somali security forces and Al Shabaab gunmen, who lunched an attack on the hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu, Somalia December 11, 2019.
Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel (8)
Fighting continues following attack on popular SYL hotel, located near the presidential palace. Al-Shabab was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011 [File: Al Jazeera] Al-Shabab gunmen have attacked a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital, according to police and the armed group. Fighting was still continuing following Tuesday's attack on SYL hotel in Mogadishu.
Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption (4)
Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push. Nairobi's Governor Mike Sonko leaves the court room after a hearing, after he was arrested on corruption-related charges, at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya December 11, 2019.
U.S. sanctions five over death of South Sudanese activists (5)
December 11, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The United States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese officials, it says, were responsible for the abductions and likely murders of two human rights activists in 2017. Dong Samuel Luak, and Aggrey Idris (photo Amnesty) In a statement issued on Tuesday, the OFAC said that South Sudan government
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