Somali Islamist with $3 million U.S. bounty on head surrenders: Somali government source
A leader of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, who has a $3 million U.S. bounty on his head, has surrendered, a Somali government official and local media said on Saturday, although the militants said he had long left their organisation.
'Captain Phillips' star Barkhad Abdi heads to 'Hawaii Five-0'
Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi has landed a guest-starring role on Hawaii Five-0.
The Oscar-nominated actor will play Roko Contee, a Congolese warlord who, at one time, was the most wanted man in the world. Although the character was allegedly killed during a 2011 bombing by the Zaire Air Force, the Five-0 team discovers that the rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated: Roko has been working as a taxi driver hiding in plain sight.
Djibouti will invest more than $ 9 billion dollars to build harbor infrastructures
Djibouti will invest more than $ 9 billion in three years in harbor infrastructures and related activities, announced the president of the Authorities of harbors and Free Zones of Djibouti, Abubaker Omar Hadi.
In recent times the Somali rooted Shabab has been increasing their attacks to civilians and as a result the government has passed new anti-terrorism legislation, approved by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Many were against the new law especially those from Muslim countries and civil society organisations with the Kenyan government taking into account the criticism but making great effort to pass the legislation. It has reneged on the laws that were made in 2010, and has pulled back on the rights that it gave Muslims back then.
For Somalis, 2014 Marked by Political Instability Within Government
While Somalia has long been torn apart by warfare and violence, this year one of the country's biggest challenges has come from within the government, as political infighting curtails the country's progress, threatens security gains and disappoints the international community.