'We can't do anything without leadership from the government. We are looking for ways to protect young women from FGM'
Never mind the Copacabana and Carnival hedonism: after returning home to Brazil, the war photographer André Liohn found a society on the edge, caught between gang violence and police brutality. Could this summer's Olympics provide some respite?
A team of 11 suicide bombers have undergone training within Somalia to carry out airborne suicide missions, according to a leaked memo
Local reports say 55 people have been killed and more injured
'I think it was a bomb. Luckily, the flight controls were not damaged so I could return and land at the airport.'
How a young Somali activist for women’s rights fled her homeland after she was outed as gay
Prime Minister made the comments ahead of a major corruption conference being hosted in London
Thousands of Kenyans are paying tribute to Salah Farah with the hashtag #HeroSalah
The Islamic State has already expanded its footprint well beyond Syria and Iraq, with militants in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria and other countries pledging allegiance to the extremists
Religious affairs ministry has ordered security staff to crackdown on anybody suspected of celebrating Christmas
Follows an al-Shabaab attack on hotel last month in which nine people were killed
The airstrike happened just as the Paris terrorist attacks were underway
A sports stadium in Mogadishu became a key base for al-Shabaab in Somalia as their influence expanded across eastern Africa. Photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd visited the arena after it was reclaimed by African Union forces
Two bombers among dead after police shoot and kill attackers as they try to make their way into the hotel
Area police chief says 'it cannot be anything else but a terrorist attack'
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?