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Pentagon quietly seizing more control in conflicts involving the US

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Pentagon quietly seizing more control in conflicts involving the US

Washington // The Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over decision-making in conflict zones where the US is involved, deploying hundreds more troops with little public debate and seeking greater authority to battle extremists across the Middle East and Africa. Last week it was Somalia, where president Donald Trump gave the military more authority to […]

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

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Somalia: A bitter journey of hope for sick children

Faduma Saad Abukar with her son Anas. The two traveled to the hospital from their village hit by drought-related diseases. With a resigned look on her face, Faduma Saad Abukar, clings to her son Anas Mohamed as the two wait for a doctor’s appointment. Abukar, who hails from a distant village in Bay state, traveled […]

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UK jail to get first of its kind ‘extremists only’ block – report

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UK jail to get first of its kind ‘extremists only’ block – report

In an apparent first of its kind attempt, the UK is planning to move convicted terrorists as well as hardline jihadists to a special wing for “subversive extremists,” to crack down on prison radicalization, local media reports. HMP Frankland in Durham is being considered a testing ground for a new kind of wing, a “prison […]

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Colombia:At least 154 people were killed, 174 injured and 200 are missing

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Colombia:At least 154 people were killed, 174 injured and 200 are missing

At least 154 people were killed, 174 injured and 200 are missing after floods hit Mocoa, the capital of Colombia’s southern Putumayo province, the Red Cross reported Saturday. A large part of the city was hit by a mudslides caused by heavy rains, destroying the local hospital and wiping away entire neighborhoods. President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday morning he […]

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Militants hijack KPLC car, cross to Somalia

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Militants hijack KPLC car, cross to Somalia

A security operation involving the military and police is pursuing suspected al Shabaab gunmen who hijacked a Kenya Power vehicle headed to Mandera town on Thursday. The two militants wielding pistols stopped the driver and took the car. The control of the car. The KCH 803Q Land Cruiser was stolen at 6.15pm outside the power […]

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

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Diaspora Now Investing in Mogadishu as Security

Authorities in Mogadishu say that the city is now ready for full scale foreign investment since security and infrastructure have significantly improved, despite some lingering challenges. The Mayor of Mogadishu, Yussuf Hussein Jimale, told The EastAfrican that the city is no longer considered high risk for foreign investors because of the efforts his administration has […]

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Germany on collision course with US ahead of Nato summit

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Germany on collision course with US ahead of Nato summit

Germany Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel isn’t mincing his words. The pugnacious politician has called a Nato defence spending target being pushed by the US “completely unrealistic” for Germany. “I consider it completely unrealistic to think that Germany will achieve a defence budget of over €70 million per year,” said Gabriel on Friday. “I don’t know […]

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IS straps suicide belt to mentally retarded man to target security forces in Mosul

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IS straps suicide belt to mentally retarded man to target security forces in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Federal Police Command, on Saturday, announced that members of the Islamic State group strapped a suicide belt to a mentally retarded man in the city of Mosul, while security forces refused to kill him. Federal Police Chief, Raed Shaker Jawdat, in a press statement said that the Islamic State terrorist group strapped a […]

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First Person: Seek­ing safety for Pitts­burgh’s Somali Bantu com­mu­nity

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First Person: Seek­ing safety for Pitts­burgh’s Somali Bantu com­mu­nity

As I approach the door to the public housing apartment in Northview Heights, delicious cooking smells mingle with the laughter of small children and adults. Stepping into the home of a local Somali Bantu refugee family, I find myself, for all intents and purposes, transported halfway around the world to Somalia. The stark concrete walls, […]

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Russian ambassador urges NATO to abandon military domination policy

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Russian ambassador urges NATO to abandon military domination policy

While commenting on the results of this year’s first ambassadorial meeting of the Russia-NATO Council, he said that “it is not possible to build confidence until NATO abandons its military domination policy.” “Representatives of NATO countries have emphasized the importance of the Vienna document on confidence-and security-building measures as well as other arms control mechanisms. […]

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