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Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

15 Ethiopian migrants die of hunger in stranded boat

“Over 90 Ethiopian migrants were stranded on a boat between Djibouti and Yemen for one week with no food and water leading to the death of at least 15 people,” the International Organization for Migration tweeted late Tuesday.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab loses strategic town to military

Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an officer said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia to resume oil exports through Red Sea lane

Top Oil Exporter Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it would resume all oil shipments through the strategic Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb, the state news agency SPA reported.

Somali leader heads to Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region.

Nigeria, China, France, Portugal navies combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Six foreign warships and 12 Nigerian Navy combat vessels exhibited their prowess in international maritime policing in a joint multinational navies maneuver, code name EXERCISE EKU KUGBE, which was held at the Bight of Benin.

Inmates in Guantanamo Bay drop to 40

The inmates in Guantanamo Bay have dropped to 40 following the release of a Saudi inmate, Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, back to his country.

Nigerian pirates free three kidnapped South Korean sailors

Three South Korean sailors kidnapped by Nigerian pirates in seas off Ghana last month have been released safely, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.

Ethiopia lifts ban on domestic workers moving overseas

Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official said on Thursday.

30 Africans drown off Yemen after boat capsised – UN

UN says 30 African refugees and migrants drowned off the coast of Yemen this week in a boat heading toward Djibouti operated by smugglers who are reported to have fired on passengers.

Yemeni Huthis threaten to hit Somaliland

Rebels loyal to Yemeni Huthis have threatened to attack the self-declared Republic of Somaliland for supporting their enemies.

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