Somali Forces End Deadly Mogadishu Building Siege

Somali security forces Friday ended the al-Shabab siege of a residential building in Mogadishu after battling the militants for almost 24 hours. An unknown number of al-Shabab militants had remained holed up in a building near a hotel in Mogadishu since Thursday. VOA’s reporter on the scene says government security forces cordoned off the entire […]

Continue Reading

Sudan’s President Hands Party Leadership to Deputy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down from his position as chairman of the ruling party. The National Congress Party made the announcement late Thursday, following weeks of protests against Bashir’s rule. The president transferred his party leadership role to NCP deputy chairman Ahmed Harun, until the party’s next general convention. A NCP party statement […]

Continue Reading