KENYA:The new Director-General of the National Intelligence Service, Maj-Gen Philip Kameru, could not have picked a more interesting time to take over leadership of the intelligence community. Of all the matters in his in-tray, few are as urgent as the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.
Yemen and Somalia are examples of U.S. mission creep, not success
In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama laid out in somewhat unclear terms the planned U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State, a murderous terrorist organization that has gained strength in the midst of political chaos in Iraq and Syria. U.S. action in Iraq will involve sustained targeted air strikes combined with ground offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish militias already fighting the Islamic State. In Syria, the challenge is thornier, with the United States leaning on a constellation of Sunni Arab allies to help reverse the Islamic State's gains.
MINNEAPOLIS - About seven years after Somali Minnesotans started to see dozens of young men volunteer for a war across the globe, the community is struggling with the latest effort to recruit their young adults.
Australian to provide a further $5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia
The Australian Government will provide a further $5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia. The funding will be delivered through the United Nation's Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund to provide Somalis in need with emergency food, water, sanitation, shelter and medical assistance.