Just weeks after british drilling company Tullow Oil announced it had doubled estimates of net oil in Turkana, a Canadian firm Vanoil Energy also prospecting in Kenya, has struck viable quantities of oil in North Eastern Kenya
Despite gradual improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia, the needs remain immense, a senior United Nations relief official said today, calling for greater investment to break the cycle of crisis in the Horn of Africa nation.
A police official says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a moving convoy of African Union troops in Somalia's capital, killing himself and at least two others.
President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and the people of Somalia following the death of ambassador Sayid Sheriff on Wednesday.
The United Nations refugee chief today expressed solidarity with the Somali people during a visit to Mogadishu, particularly the hundreds of thousands who have fled the country and are seeking to return to their homeland after two decades of conflict.