Wednesday 17 September 2014
Kenya pays holiday for family after ‘white widow’ mistake
NAIROBI, Kenya (KON) – An American family has been offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Kenya after their vacation was ruined by a policeman who mistook their 15-year-old daughter for an international terrorist.
Tuesday 16 September 2014
DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.
Somalia’s al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people.
Monday 15 September 2014
UN declares famine in southern Somalia
NAIROBI - The UN officially declared famine Wednesday in two southern Somalia regions as the world slowly mobilized to save the 12 million people battling hunger in the region's worst drought in 60 years.
Italy rescues 500 migrants from Mediterranean
133 children are among 500 migrants who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the Italian navy after their boat was stranded near Sicily on Tuesday.
Sunday 14 September 2014
Kenya: Wanted terror suspect escapes police dragnet in Mombasa
MOMBASA (KON) - A wanted terror suspect escaped a dawn raid by anti-terror police in Floringi village, near Bondeni, Mombasa on Sunday.
France aided Somalia Shebab leader assassination
Paris (AFP) - French intelligence services assisted Washington in the operation that killed the commander of Somalia's Shebab militant group earlier this month, local media reported Saturday.
Saturday 13 September 2014
Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’: US
KAMPALA: Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s al Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently “planning for an imminent attack,” the US embassy said Saturday.
Somali Islamists kill national security officer in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A senior Somali national security officer was gunned down while riding in his car in Mogadishu on Saturday, in the latest eruption of violence since the al Shabaab Islamic militants named a new leader a week ago.
US eyes Somalia strategy as model for Islamic State destruction
Nairobi (AFP) - US President Barack Obama has ordered a "relentless" war against the Islamic State, and has cited the ongoing intervention in Somalia as a model for intervention in Syria and Iraq.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
New Al-Shabab boss plans to hit Uganda – Gen Katumba
KAMPALA (KON) - The Ugandan army has warned that the new leader of Al-Shabab plans to hit Ugandans.
Somalia facing increased crises, says DRC
More than 1 million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity, and the situation in the country is beginning to resemble the period prior to the famine in 2011.