Kibiti Killers Could Be Budding Terrorists

The government has made it abundantly clear that no stone will be left unturned in the quest to uncover and apprehend the heinous killers who are mainly targeting members of the Police Force in Kibiti and Mkuranga districts in Coast Region. The killers, who strike at random, have so far remained silent on their motives.... Continue Reading →


Al-Shabaab terror group turn against each other after leader quits

Terror group al-Shabaab is facing a major crisis that could lead to war among the group members. This is after its feared leader Abu Mansoor deserted the group with his fighters said to be nearly a thousand strong. has learnt that the terror group has sent its fighters to hunt and kill Abu Mansoor.... Continue Reading →

Gulf of Aden Security Review: A regularly updated review of both Yemen and the Horn of Africa covering topics related to security, governance, and militant activity.

Yemen: Zawahiri opens a nashid (chant) to followers through AQAP channels; al Houthi-Saleh forces shell Najran city, Saudi Arabia; suspected AQAP gunmen assassinate Hadi government commander; Hadi government forces advance in Ma’rib governorate; protesters demand salary payments in Taiz city; Yemeni Prime Minister declares state of emergency; Hadi government forces kill an al Houthi-Saleh commander... Continue Reading →

Al-Shabab ‘hunting former commander’

Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Mansur, pictured in 2008 Al-Shabab fighters are reportedly hunting for one of their former leaders, Sheikh Muqtar Robow Ali Abu Mansur, who had a $5m bounty removed by the US state department several days ago. The armed group believes that Abu Mansur is planning to surrender to the federal government, which they... Continue Reading →

UK aid in a conflict-affected country: Reducing conflict and fragility in Somalia

In extremely challenging circumstances, UK aid is making a positive contribution to state-building and stability in Somalia. UK aid is making a positive contribution to state-building and stability in Somalia, despite facing extremely challenging circumstances. The aid, which amounted to £185m in 2016/17, delivered significant achievements in Somalia. However, the UK could improve its performance... Continue Reading →

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