Kenyan trainee doctors killed in raid on Libya Isis base

Two Kenyan trainee doctors on the police list of wanted terrorists have been killed in a sting operation in Libya. Farah Dagane Hassan, 26 and Hiish Ahmed Ali, 25, who were interns at Kitale hospital before they fled Kenya, died in the Libyan city of Sirte after a raid against Islamic State remnants there. Before... Continue Reading →

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Plan to ramp up Somalia anti-terror campaign goes to Trump

The country's top national security officials are recommending that President Donald Trump ramp up operations against an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, two US defense officials told CNN Friday. Trump has not yet approved the proposal, according to one official, but the other official said that the stepped-up operations were due to begin soon. The... Continue Reading →

Can Military Might Alone Defeat al-Shabaab?

Developing a “security pact” to tackle insurgent jihadists al-Shabaab, who continue to stifle state-building efforts, is one of the key agenda items at the upcoming high-level conference on Somalia scheduled for May this year in London. This complex challenge first depends on identifying what makes al-Shabaab such a resilient movement. Despite some success on the... Continue Reading →

New African Union chief visits Somalia

New African Union (AU) Commission chief discussed the challenges facing Somalia including security and the drought during his visit to that country Saturday. Mousa Faki Mahamat, who officially assumed his post on Tuesday, met with Somali president and prime minister, and pledged to stand with new Somali government in fighting against al-Shabaab and avert the... Continue Reading →

Uganda police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi shot dead

      Uganda Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been shot dead. Assistant Inspector-General Kaweesi and two other police officers were killed on Friday by unknown assailants about 100 metres from his home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division, Kampala. 3 OFFICERS Presidential Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi confirmed the incident to the Daily Monitor, a member... Continue Reading →

Al Shabaab leader surrenders to Somali government

Leader of Somali militant group Al Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia, the AU mission confirmed. The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) said that Hussein Salad Mukhtar surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday following a government amnesty offer for militants to surrender. "Amisom calls on... Continue Reading →

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