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Amina Mohammed apologises over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cancelled US trip

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Amina Mohammed apologises over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cancelled US trip

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed The Government has apologised to Kenyans living in the United States over an aborted trip by President Uhuru Kenyatta. A statement from the Foreign Affairs ministry said Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed had tendered an apology over the cancelled trip, during which President Kenyatta was scheduled to attend the annual […]

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In Minneapolis Somali community, friends of men arrested express outrage at terror allegations

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In Minneapolis Somali community, friends of men arrested express outrage at terror allegations

MINNEAPOLIS—After fleeing war-torn Somalia and languishing for years in a Kenyan refugee camp, Farhiyo Mohamed says her family felt blessed to start a new life in the U.S. in 2003. “We came to this country looking for peace,” she said. That sense of peace was shattered when federal agents banged on her door in south […]

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Anti-terrorism police in Eldoret are holding the son of a former Mandera senior police officer on suspicion that he is a member of Al-Shabaab. Police say 21-year-old Said Amin Maruk, from Turkana County, was arrested by National Intelligence Service officers on information that he had links with the militant group. “On interrogation, the suspect, who […]

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Team formed to speed up refugee shift plan shift plan

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Team formed to speed up refugee shift plan shift plan

KENYA, Somalia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees yesterday formed a tripartite committee to hasten the repatriation of Somali refugees. Each of the three parties will nominate four representatives to the team, Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed said yesterday. She was addressing the press after holding talks with Somalia Foreign Minister Abdusalam Omer […]

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Migrant crisis: Who are Libya’s people smugglers

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Migrant crisis: Who are Libya’s people smugglers

35,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean in 2015, many from Libya Migrant tragedy The Mediterranean’s deadly migrant routes Malta seeks migrant tide solutions Can Europe stop migrants dying? Clear skies spell death for migrants European countries are scrambling to stop record numbers of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, but who are the men sending […]

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Somalis claim entrapment in ISIS arrests

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Somalis claim entrapment in ISIS arrests

  PAUL, Minn. – Following the the first court appearance for four of the six Minnesota men charged with trying to join the terrorist group ISIS, a Somali activist standing alongside the father of two of the suspects made an accusation. “The community and the family members really believe entrapment is involved in this case,” […]

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Deadly attack targets UN staff in Somalia’s Puntland

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Deadly attack targets UN staff in Somalia’s Puntland

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on UN vehicle in Garowe, capital of Puntland, killing at least seven people.   At least seven people have been killed in an attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, the capital of Puntland in northeastern Somalia, local security sources told Al Jazeera. Four UNICEF staff members were among the […]

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Give us list of Al Shabaab sympathisers or quit, Kenyan MPs tell Aden Duale

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Give us list of Al Shabaab sympathisers or quit, Kenyan MPs tell Aden Duale

Could Thursday’s press conference mark the beginning of the d for Majority Leader and Garisaa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale, or could it just be a blip on his already controversial political career? That was the question on everyone’s lips after 16 MPs, notably from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party, The National Alliance (TNA) and […]

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Saudi Arabia launches air strikes in Yemen

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes against Shia-led Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying it is “defending the legitimate government” of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Saudi jets targeted Houthi positions in the capital Sanaa overnight, along with missile batteries and warplanes. Mr Hadi fled to an undisclosed location after rebel forces neared […]

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Protestors in Mandera want county commissioner out over insecurity

Share this story: MANDERA, KENYA: Hundreds of Mandera County residents took to the streets of the border town on Friday protesting over insecurity that has claimed lives of many in the area. The residents led by local political, religious and community leaders held more than six hours of peaceful street march before giving the local […]

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