THE EAST AFRICAN 8 February 2019 In Summary The Pentagon is running an ongoing mission in which US forces work with African Union and Somali national security forces to fight the Shabaab movement. Since early 2017, the US has increased the number of strikes it conducts, with 35 that year, 47 in 2018 and about 12 so far this year, Waldhauser said. African Union troops...

ALL AFRICA 6 February 2019 US forces have carried out two precision airstrikes against Al-Shabab in Somalia over the past 48 hours, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Tuesday. “In support of the Federal Government of Somalia’s increased efforts to degrade Al-Shabab, US Africa Command conducted two airstrikes in separate engagements...

DAILY NATION 25 January 2019 by AGGREY MUTAMBO Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba confers with EU High Representative for Foreign...

PULITZER CENTER THE NATIONAL 22 January 2019 by ISMAIL EINASHE Image courtesy of the Kremlin. 2018. Last Tuesday, 21 people were killed and many more...

THE NATIONAL 21 January 2019 by ISMAIL EINASHE To many, Trump’s new economic and security strategy looks like a desperate scramble to regain power...

THE WASHINGTON POST AFRICA 17 January 2019 by MAX BEARAK Kenyan police officers return from the scene inside a business complex in Nairobi, a day after...

ALJAZEERA 15 January 2019 Al-Shabaab fighters perform military exercises in Somalia [File: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP] Al-Shabab is an armed group based...

OZY 5 June 2018 Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set up small firms in South Sudan, Iran and North Korea. But Somalia was too risky even for the former U.S. Marine sniper with a stomach for adventurous investments, until he stumbled upon the country’s north, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. There, he sees promise in a land shattered...

midnimo.com 31 December 2016 2016 saw the EU cutting back funding to the AMISOM mission fighting jihadists in Somalia. Ethiopia has pulled back some 4,000...

Reliefweb 25 October 2016 An extremist attack targeting non-Muslims along Kenya’s northeast border with Somalia on Tuesday has killed 12 people, according to a Kenyan official. Militants belonging to the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab attacked the Bisharo Guest House, a lodging in Mandera County that hosts out-of-towners, with grenades and IEDs, Mandera County...