Unilever, the world’s second- biggest consumer-products maker, plans to open a manufacturing plant in Ethiopia during the next year in a bid to emulate its expansion into Vietnam, a company official said.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is struggling to meet economic growth targets a year after his election victory as he focuses on fighting charges from the International Criminal Court that link him to violence that left more than 1,100 people dead after a 2007 vote.
A suicide car bomber rammed into a tea shop in Somalia that’s frequented by security agents located near the national security headquarters, leaving at least eight people dead, police officer Mohamed Ali said.
At least seven al Qaeda-linked militants who tried to storm Somalia’s presidential palace building in the capital died during a gun battle with security personnel, Security Minister Abdikarim Hussein Guled said.
Retired General Jim Jones, a former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. will continue to be challenged by terrorist groups operating in Pakistan even if the current standoff with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the American troop presence in his country is resolved.
Somaliland, a breakaway territory in northern Somalia, has a gross domestic product of $1.4 billion with a “high” income gap between rich and poor, according to the World Bank’s first economic output estimate.