Despite AU denial, Al Shabab still controls Marka town
Despite an assertion by the African Union force in Somalia that its troops are still in control of Marka town, residents confirmed that the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group’s fighters are still holding the town for the first time in almost two and half years.
SRSG Keating welcomes Jubbaland’s reaction to the Federal Govt’s decision on the electoral model
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomes the reaction of Jubbaland leaders to the Federal Government’s decision on an electoral model for 2016.
Somali central bank chief seeks new currency to rebuild nation
Few central bank chiefs have been jailed by a dictator or hide a loaded pistol in their desk draw, should Islamist militants decide to call. Bashir Issa Ali has done all that, and now he wants to recreate Somalia's currency from scratch.
In his speech to the African Union Peace and Security Council on Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Amisom had failed in its objective of helping the Federal Government of Somalia recover the entire territory of Somalia in time for this year’s elections. He stated that there was need to vary the mission’s mandate and presented a five-point proposal which he said would help Amisom root out al Shabaab.
Among Kenya’s finest parliamentary debaters today — and there are just about a handful in the National Assembly — is Meru women’s representative, or if we stick to the more appropriate feminist jargon, 'County MP' Florence Kajuju. Yes, “appropriate” to the chagrin of other parliamentarians, especially, the shy ones who have never spoken in parliament.
Kenya seizes UN trucks for allegedly ferrying food to Al-Shabaab
MANDERA, Kenya,-- Kenyan authorities are holding three UN World Food Programmed (WFP) trucks in Mandera County near the Somali border for allegedly ferrying food supplies to Islamist militants Al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa nation.