Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

Somalia win first ever World Cup qualifier (BBC)

Somalia won their first ever World Cup qualifier with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe on Thursday. Ranked 202 in the world, Somalia halted a run of 19 successive defeats stretching back eight years to secure their first qualifying win.…

Ethiopia apologises for map that erases Somalia (BBC)

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has apologised after a map of Africa on its website incorporated neighbouring Somalia within its own borders. “We sincerely regret any confusion and misunderstanding this incident might have caused,” the statement said. Somalia had been completely erased…

Maltese port manager shot dead in Somalia (BBC)

A Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalia’s northern semi-autonomous Puntland state, officials say. Paul Anthony Formosa, who was the construction project manager for DP World, was killed inside Bossasso port. Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it…

Somalia expels top UN envoy (BBC)

Somalia has expelled the UN’s top envoy, Nicholas Haysom, accusing him of “shaming” the world body by acting like the country’s ruler. Mr Haysom had raised concern about the killing of protesters allied with ex-militant Islamist Mukhtar Robow. Security forces…

Al Shabaab bomber executed in Somalia (Nation)

The mastermind of militant car bombs that killed 26 people and injured nearly 40 others in Mogadishu in 2017 was executed in Somalia on Monday, the prosecutor of the military court said. Abdulle Bule said al Shabaab member Abdikadir Abukar…

Somalia’s al-Shabab says it has killed British spy (BBC)

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying, including one British national. The five men were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under the control of the Islamist group.…

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