Global opposition to U.S. drone strikes grows

WASHINGTON – Opposition to the use of U.S. drones to target terrorists is growing around the world, a new poll finds. Even key allies oppose the use of the unmanned aircraft, according to the Pew Research Center poll. In 37 of 44 countries surveyed on the topic, at least half of the respondents opposed American […]

Police arrest five key suspects behind attacks in Garissa town

The Kenyan police said Sunday they have arrested five key suspects behind a spate of insecurity which has rocked the northern Kenya, particularly Garissa town, scarred by previous terrorist attacks. Detectives have also released identities of the serial killers who have claimed five lives within two months. Regional Criminal Investigation Department commander Musa Yego told […]

SOMALIA: Globalisation has not reached Somalia, but ‘junglification’ has

Reactionary political departure away from sovereign statehood increases the risk of perpetual insecurity. Considering the violent political unrest in various parts of the world, many accept the claim that the 21st century will go down in history as a period of global reorder, perpetual insecurity and bloodshed. If the grim headlines of the first decade […]

SOMALIA: Security Council Press Statement on the security situation in Mogadishu

On 11 July the Security Council received a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr Nicholas Kay, on the security situation in Mogadishu. The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent Al Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu against Villa Somalia, Parliament and members of Parliament in the last week. […]

Kenyan police seize 600 bags of illegal sugar from Somalia

Kenyan police said Saturday they have impounded 600 bags of illegal brown sugar in the border town of Mandera allegedly smuggled from neighboring Somalia. Mandera County Criminal Investigation Department (CID) commander John Otieno said the 600 bags contraband brown sugar was nabbed in Takaba town of Mandera west Sub County on Friday evening. The sugar […]

SOMALIA: Al-Shabab Attacker Was Informant in Presidential Palace

Somali government radio says Tuesday’s attack on the presidential palace was led by a man who had access to the compound and had passed information to militant group al-Shabab. Radio Mogadishu identified the suspect by his first name only, but multiple sources tell VOA Somali Service the suspect’s name is Hassan Muhiyadin. He was captured […]

SOMALIA: Piracy: ‘Roads better than warships’

Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says. Local elites and communities protect pirates because they lack an income, says the study by two UK universities. The EU, US and China have all sent ships to the waters off Somalia in order to keep […]

SOMALIA: President Hassan Sheikh names new Intelligence Chief

The president of the federal government of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday named a new Director for the National Intelligence Service as part of reshuffle to reform the security institutions after Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh sacked the police and intelligence chiefs due to security failures. Abdullahi Mohamed Ali (Sanbalolshe) is appointed as the new […]