As British oil firm is probed for corruption in Somalia, Mogadishu rejects proposed UN freeze on oil deals> Ilya Gridneff, Bloomberg
Company said the UN monitoring group “fundamentally misunderstood” a capacity-building programme in which $500,000 was paid to Somali oil officials.
Africa's newest nation was barely out of its diapers as it ratcheted army spending to over 10% of its GDP, buying Israeli, Chinese and Russian arms.
Burundian rivals reject Nkurunziza’s re-election, saying they will continue with their 'political struggle'>
Nkurunziza got 69.4% of the vote, closest rival Rwasa 19%; despite opposition parties boycotting election, their names still appeared on the ballot.
Analysts fear Shabaab killing of 147 at Kenyan college to boost militants’ recruitment, inflame tensions> Ilya Gridneff, Bloomberg
Assault came after president Kenyatta criticised a travel advisory issued by UK – including to the region where the attack took place.