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U.S Secretary of State makes landmark visit to Somalia

U.S Secretary of State makes landmark visit to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. Kerry arrived at Mogadishu’s airport shortly before […]

Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack

Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in yesterday’s attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.

Suspected Al-Shabaab youth arrested after return from Somalia

Suspected Al-Shabaab youth arrested after return from Somalia

A man is being held over alleged links with the Al-Shabaab terror group. The man is said to have disappeared from his home only to return after a year with documents suggesting he travelled to Somalia. Moris Mwakina Tolle alias Idris Hassan Tole was arrested at Mgange-Nyika trading centre in Taita sub-county on Sunday.

Somalia again ranked last in the Global motherhood rankings

Somalia again ranked last in the Global motherhood rankings

The United States continues to be outpaced by smaller countries in its treatment of its mothers, dropping two spots to 33rd place in Save the Children’s newest annual global motherhood rankings.

Kerry says Kenya has role in resolving Somalia, South Sudan conflicts

Kerry says Kenya has role in resolving Somalia, South Sudan conflicts

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Kenya on Monday it had an important role in helping resolve conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia and pledged $45 million in new aid to help it deal with 600,000 refugees.

The Garowe Agreement and the Smallness of our Leaders: The Politics of Subtraction

The Garowe Agreement and the Smallness of our Leaders: The Politics of Subtraction

By: Abdurahman Hosh Jibril. The Second of May, 2015, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Puntland President Abdiwali Gaas signed a political agreement in Garowe, Puntland that severely tasks the mind and whose consequences have far reaching political as well as constitutional ramifications. This is what you get when you have timid leaders with small souls, […]

When furious Uhuru ordered Amina back from US over aborted trip

When furious Uhuru ordered Amina back from US over aborted trip

Foreign Affairs Secretary Amina Mohammed was dramatically recalled from an assignment in Los Angeles hours after she had landed in America for the high-profile mission.

Kenya withdrawal from Somalia won’t end terror – UK High Commissioner

Kenya withdrawal from Somalia won’t end terror – UK High Commissioner

BRITAIN does not support the withdrawal of Kenya Defence Forces from Somalia, UK High Commissioner Christian Turner has said. Speaking on KTN, he said the withdrawal of the Kenya troops would not solve the threats posed by al Shabaab.

Kenya loses patience over Dadaab refugee camp housing displaced Somalis

Kenya loses patience over Dadaab refugee camp housing displaced Somalis

Events that led Dagane Kenedid to Kenya from his village in Somalia in the early 1990s mark the most gruelling period of his life. Armed men swept into his village with murderous intent, killing four of his brothers and making off with all of their livestock.

Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week

This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past five […]

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