Security downturn in Mogadishu

Three years after Al-Shabab insurgents withdrew from the city, security in Mogadishu remains a serious problem for residents and aid workers, with threats from Al-Shabab incursions, criminals and militia. Often-deadly attacks attributed to Al Shabab [Continue Reading...]

Rights groups slam Kenya refugee crackdown

Local activists say Kenya is singling out Somali refugees in a clampdown that has seen about 3,000 people detained. Human rights activists have compared detention facilities for refugees arrested by the Kenyan government to "concentration camps". [Continue Reading...]

Bribery claims rock MPs’ Somalia trip

A visit by MPs to Somalia last month has run into trouble, with the Uganda police at the centre of ‘bribery’ allegations. Some MPs claim that the trip, with ‘all expenses paid’ by police, was meant to compromise the Defence and Internal Affairs [Continue Reading...]