Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis
Sitting under a veranda at the former headquarters of Somali Airlines, Ali Bashir sipped coffee and chewed khat, an African herb, as he recounted 15 years of anarchy fomented by al-Shabab Islamic terrorists.
Seattle Mayor proposes joint resolution with City Council to find solutions to Somali remittance issue
Today, Mayor Ed Murray transmitted a proposed joint resolution to Seattle’s City Council affirming the City’s support of Somali communities who seek to care for their families still living in Somalia and the Horn of Africa by way of remittances.
Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids
Sanaa - Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen.
Kenya's president announced the appointment of a new defence forces chief on Friday after the retirement of General Julius Karangi, who drew public criticism for the army's handling of a militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013.
Al-Shabaab intensifies guerrilla warfare despite being weakened
The attack at the Garissa University College on April 2, north eastern Kenya, which claimed the lives of 148 people and the Somali ministry of education attack on April 14 in which 10 were killed, have caused fear over the Al-Shabaab's continuing reign of terror.
Kenya Faces Growing Dispute Over Call to Deport Somali Refugees Over Al Shabaab Threat
Kenya's government is embroiled in a dispute with the United Nations after it ordered 350,000 refugees from Somalia to be sent back to their homeland within the next three months, claiming that their camp is a sanctuary for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab. Now, the bishop of Garissa, where militants massacred 148 students earlier this month, has said that he backs the call for the camp's closure.
Kenya's Leaders Debate Whether to Keep Troops in Somalia
For the last two weeks, Kenyan leaders have been debating whether to keep troops in war-torn Somalia to fight al-Shabab or pull them back to the borders to fight insurgent fighters who have carried out deadly attacks in those regions and other towns in the country.