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Somali capital “fully liberated” from Shebab rebels

Somali capital “fully liberated” from Shebab rebels

(InformAfrica) — Somalia’s capital has been “fully liberated” from Islamist Shebab rebels, the country’s president said on Saturday.

“Mogadishu has been fully liberated from the enemy, and the rest of the country will soon be liberated too,” Sharif Sheikh Ahmed told reporters.

Famine to engulf all of southern Somalia

Famine to engulf all of southern Somalia

(InformAfrica) — The famine ravaging parts of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, is likely to persist for the rest of the year, engulfing all of the country’s south, experts warned Thursday.

Gbagbo forces kills four people as gunfire erupted in Abidjan

Gbagbo forces kills four people as gunfire erupted in Abidjan

According to reports gathered by InformAfrica, thousands of women marched through Abidjan on Tuesday calling for Laurent Gbagbo to step down, but witnesses said security forces shot four people dead near the scene of one and another was broken up by armed youths.