Wednesday 07 May 2014
Mombasa attacks: Two Somalis detained
NAIROBI (KON)- A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered two Somali men be held in custody for 10 days based on police suspicions they were involved in twin explosions in the port city of Mombasa that killed four people at the weekend.
Somalia: 2 Ras Kamboni Militia fighters killed in Kismayo, there is massacre in the city
KISMAYO (KON)--Unknown gunmen have shot dead 2 Soldiers belonging to the notorious Ras Kamboni, tribal militia on Tuesday night in the southern seaside city of Kismayo, KON reports.
Tuesday 06 May 2014
Al shabab raids Somali, AU troops’ base in Bulo Burde, 4 militants killed
BULO BURDE (KON) - Heavily armed Al Qaeda-inspired Al shabab militants have launched an overnight ambush attack on Somali and African Union troops in Somalia's central town of Bulo Burde, KON reports.
Aden Duale: Let KDF stay in Somalia
Nairobi (KON) - National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale says Kenyan soldiers should not be withdrawn from Somalia.
US Signs Long-Term Lease for Military Base in Djibouti
WASHINGTON (KON) - The United States and Djibouti have signed a new 10-year lease on a U.S. military base in the Horn of Africa nation that the White House called a critical part in fighting terrorism.
More than 130 MPs call Somali president to step down
MOGADISHU (KON) - More than 130 Somali lawmakers have on Monday called the country's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to resign, accusing him the he failed to stabilize the nation, KON reports.
Monday 05 May 2014
Kenya would not withdraw its troops from Somalia – Ruto
NAIROBI (KON) – Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday categorical that Kenya would not withdraw its troops from Somalia, until the war against the Al-Shabaab militia is won.
Somalia: At least 3 people killed in Gedo province fighting
BELED HAWO (KON)--A witness says at least 3 people, among them a local woman were killed Monday in a fierce fighting between pro-govt troops and Ahlu Sunna militia fighters in Beled-Hawo, KON reports.
Somalia: Security Council condemns latest terrorist bombing in Mogadishu
NEW YORK(KON)--The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.
ODM demands KDF troops withdrawal from Somalia to save lives
NAIROBI (KON) - The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) wants the Government to present the country with a road map for the withdrawal of Kenyan soldiers from Somalia.
Kenyan Capital Hit by Blasts Day After Explosions in Mombasa
NAIROBI (KON) - At least two people died in explosions on passenger buses in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a day after twin blasts killed four people in the port city of Mombasa
Somalia Faces Renewed Food Crisis
NAIROBI (KON) - The United Nations says Somalia is facing a renewed food crisis due to a lack of rain, rising food prices and continued insecurity.