IMF extends Somalia funding to August following election | Business and Economy News

The IMF accepted the Somali government’s request for a three-month extension to examine and endorse planned reforms. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend the duration of a crucial aid package to Somalia, following a long-overdue presidential election last weekend. The three-year $400m aid package from the IMF had been set to automatically expire … Read more

Burkina Faso: Eleven soldiers dead in attack on army base | ISIL/ISIS News

The country has become the latest epicenter of a shifting conflict in the Sahel. Eleven soldiers have been killed and nearly two dozen injured in an attack on a military base in eastern Burkina Faso, authorities said. Injured soldiers were taken to hospital and aerial support killed 15 attackers trying to flee after Thursday’s attack … Read more

Togo authorities say 15 assailants died in ‘terrorist’ attack | Al-Qaeda News

Violence from armed groups and criminal networks is on the rise across West Africa. About 15 assailants were killed during a “terrorist” attack last week in the north of Togo that also killed eight soldiers, its security minister has said. Togo’s troops are deployed in the north of the country to contain a security threat … Read more

Hassan Mohamud: The second coming of Somalia’s new president | Government

This Sunday, Hassan Shekh Mohamud made history as the first person to be elected president twice in Somalia’s nascent democracy after a landslide victory against the incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo. In a contest of more than 36 candidates, both men made it to the third round of what was arguably the most competitive … Read more

Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president | Elections News

This Sunday, Soia is expected to hold its highly anticipated and long-delayed presidential candidates for the 39th presidential election for the country’s top position. Some of the contenders include the incumbent, two former presidents, the immediate former prime minister and the president of the regional state of Puntland, joined the race. Also in the race … Read more