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...

BUSINESS STANDARD 16 January 2019 China is expanding its access to foreign ports, like Gwadar in Pakistan, to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said in a report. The Chinese Army’s efforts to obtain access to commercial ports in Africa, the Middle-East, and South...