Al-Shabaab Abducting Children From Central Somalia

Al-Shabaab in recent weeks has kidnapped hundreds of children from the militant-controlled town of El Bur in Galgadud, residents say, expressing fear that the al-Qaeda-affiliated group is forcibly recruiting them as child soldiers. Since early May, more than 350 children under the age of 16 have been taken from Qur’an schools or while playing in... Continue Reading →


State leaders call for a united front against Al Shabaab

State leaders L-R: Mohamed Ware (HirShabelle) Sharif Adan (South-West) Ahmed Madobe (Jubbaland) and Abdiweli Gaas (Puntland) address the media Oct 31, 2017 in Mogadishu State leaders have called for unity and one voice to defeat extremist groups in the country noting political disputes and differences weighed against attempts to stabilize the country. The leaders who... Continue Reading →

Jubbaland President calls for an all-out offensive against Al Shabaab

The President of Somalia’s southern semi-autonomous region of Jubbaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islam alias (Ahmed Madoobe) has called for an all-out offensive against Al Shabaab militants. President Madoobe made the announcement at the consultative forum in Mogadishu, which brought together heads of Federal member states and the leaders of the Somali government. Jubbaland President has criticized... Continue Reading →

Somali street kids recruited into Al-Shabaab

VULNERABLE Somali street children are falling prey to terrorist groups who forcibly recruit them entice them into their ranks using money. The Islamic militant Al-Shabaab has emerged as behind most of the recruitments. Muktar Ali Issak, Chairman of the Disabled Persons in the southern Bay region, said 32 children had been recruited around markets where... Continue Reading →

Museveni ready to send 5,000 troops to Somalia

President Museveni has told United States officials that Uganda is ready to deploy 5,000 additional troops to bolster military operations of the African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom) against the resurgent al-Shabaab insurgents. Sources familiar with the discussions told Daily Monitor that Gen Museveni announced the offer in a meeting with Mr Donald Yamamoto, the... Continue Reading →


Sixteen aliens of Somali origin were arrested in Ruiru along Thika road after the bus they were travelling in was intercepted by police. The driver and conductor of Zafex bus company were ferrying the aliens from Hagadera refugee camp to Nairobi. The main suspects, the driver and conductor were found with with fake Kenyan Identification... Continue Reading →

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