Japan has agreed to lease 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of empty land in the strategically important African country of Djibouti for use by Self-Defense Forces troops conducting antipiracy missions in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has said.
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The rendition of Abdikarim Muse Qalbi-Dhagax, ONLF commander and former Somali military officer, to Ethiopian was illegal, a report by parliamentary committee said.
Chaos, teargas, running battles and suspected live bullets marred Nasa leader Raila Odinga's entry into Nairobi city centre upon his arrival from the US on Friday.
HARGEISA (HOL) - The main opposition party of the breakaway Somaliland has cut off cooperation with the Somaliland's National Electoral Commision (NEC) , citing irregularities seeing during voting last Monday.
Somali minister for Humanitarian and Disaster Managment, Maryan Qassim has resigned on Wednesday citing incertitude and disorder in the government.
The weapons were on their way to war-torn Somalia when they were caught by an inspection looking for contraband.
ITALY has missed out on qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after being held to a 0-0 draw by Sweden at the San Siro in Milan.