Security tightened in Puntland as rebellious soldiers defect
Heavily armed soldiers have been deployed across the semiautonomous northern Somali region of Puntland to tighten security after hundreds of rebellious soldiers led by a former senior police general defected over what they described as ‘missing’ basic rights, including lack of salary and well-fare.
Somali militants attack African Union base south of capital
Somali al Shabaab militants fought a gunbattle with African Union troops after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of the capital Mogadishu early on Friday, military officials and a spokesman for the group said.
Minnesota girl accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools dines with Obama
An invitation to dinner is always a big deal, but especially when that invite is to dine at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A very accomplished young woman from the Twin Cities just got back from meeting President Barack Obama on Monday.
Amina reveals shocking details on Britain's army practices in Kenya
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed shocked a parliamentary committee after she disclosed that British soldiers conducting their training in Kenya do not allow local officials to inspect their equipment and facilities.
Uganda’s Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has issued a new nationwide terror alert following intelligence information indicating that Al-shabab cell has hatched fresh plans to attack Uganda, Kenya and Somalia, security sources said on Tuesday.The information about the attack was received from both Ugandan operatives in Somalia and International police informers.
When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border in April 2014, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants waging war on Kenya.