Kenya’s supreme court has upheld the reelection of president Uhuru Kenyatta- Quartz

Kenya’s supreme court has upheld the reelection of president Uhuru Kenyatta- Quartz

Kenya’s supreme court has dismissed two petitions against the Oct. 26 reelection of president Uhuru Kenyatta. In a summary of their judgment, the six-judge bench unanimously decided that the petitions had “no merit” and upheld his win for a second term. “Having carefully considered the above issues, the specific players in each petition, as well […]

After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants – Nytimes

After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants – Nytimes

WASHINGTON — The United States has sharply increased attacks against Qaeda-backed Shabab militants in Somalia in recent days, conducting a flurry of airstrikes in the wake of the country’s deadliest terrorist assault last month and President Trump’s approval of new military authorities to hunt down insurgents around the world. In a five-day stretch beginning Nov. […]

Italian Marines Detain Six Suspected Pirates

Italian Marines Detain Six Suspected Pirates

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler, acting as mother ship, and a skiff have been detained following attacks on a 52,000 ton container ship and a fishing vessel. The attacks reportedly took place over a 24 […]

Intelligence report reveals Kenyan Al Shabaab leader likely to leave the terror group – Standard Digital

Intelligence report reveals Kenyan Al Shabaab leader likely to leave the terror group – Standard Digital

An intelligence report has revealed that Kenyan-born Al Shabaab leader, Ahmed Iman, is contemplating to quit the terror group after major fall-out with its leadership. The report says the Imam wants to quit the group and its activities after he became disgruntled with the persistent killing of Kenyan fighters within the group’s ranks. The dossier […]

Egypt Warns Ethiopia Nile dam Dispute ‘Life or Death’

Egypt Warns Ethiopia Nile dam Dispute ‘Life or Death’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile. Egypt […]

Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna to hold talks in Nairobi

Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna to hold talks in Nairobi

Galmudug regional state in Somalia’s central and moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a (ASWJ) leaders are expected to hold key talks in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Saturday, sources confirmed. The president of Galmudug State,  Ahmed Duaale Haaf and Ahlu Sunna  leader, Sheikh Mohamed Shakir Ali have reached Nairobi on Friday ahead of the talks. The […]

AU, UN envoys assess security in Somalia ahead of troops exit

AU, UN envoys assess security in Somalia ahead of troops exit

The United Nations and African Union envoys in Somalia have kicked off security assessment visits across the Horn of Africa nation ahead of the troops exit next year. The UN and African Union missions in Somalia said Friday the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Francisco Caetano Madeira […]

Somali president to visit UAE next week

Somali president to visit UAE next week

Somali ptesident, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is to make his second visit to the United Arab Emirates  (UAE) next week after receiving official invitation, farmajo entourage source confirmed. Sources privy to the UAE invitation said the president would be travelling to United Arab Emirates on Monday next week. “President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be travelling to […]

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