International court schedules hearing for Kenya-Somalia maritime border case
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has scheduled the first hearing into the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya to be held next week, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Friday (September 19th).
If Somalia Is a Success, What Does Failure Look Like?
President Obama laid out a strategy for "degrading and destroying" the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday night. He called for targeted airstrikes, training local security forces, and more intelligence. Interestingly, he said, "This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years." The analogy with Somalia is troubling because it suggests the Obama administration is committed to endless military strikes with no political strategy.
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.
Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis
Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year. The vast majority