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Two Cord MPs differ over failed Okoa Kenya referendum

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Two Cord MPs differ over failed Okoa Kenya referendum

Two Cord members of Parliament on Saturday differed over the failed Okoa Kenya campaign after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ruled that the sponsors had failed to get the one million signatures necessary to force a referendum. While Ijara MP Ibrahim Abass (ODM) blamed the Cord secretariat for doing “a shoddy job” in […]

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65 Shebab insurgents killed in northeas Somalia

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65 Shebab insurgents killed in northeas Somalia

Mogadishu: Somalia security forces have killed 65 Shebab Islamic insurgents who attacked coastal towns in the semi-autonomous Puntland area in the country’s northeast, the regional army chief said Monday. “The fighting is almost over and the security forces are now pursuing the remnants of the militants” after five days of clashes, General Muhidin Ahmed Muse […]

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KDF soldiers kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in two days

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KDF soldiers kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in two days

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers on Saturday killed 21 Al-Shabaab militants in a shootout in Lower Juba Region in Somalia and recovered weapons. Two KDF soldiers also died in the shootout on Saturday afternoon. The KDF also recovered 19 AK-47 rifles, three rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and a pistol. The KDF spokesman Col David […]

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Puntland clashes with Alshabaab terrorist enter second day in Somalia

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Puntland clashes  with Alshabaab terrorist enter second day in Somalia

GAROWE ONLINE| Fierce clashes have continued for second day in the northeastern State of Puntland, with government troops neutralizing militants trying to infiltrate by boats in onslaught involving artillery according to residents. Garowe Online examines who is fighting whom, and how the coverage confuses the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with Al Shabaab? —Puntland Late on Monday night, Puntland forces in technicals and […]

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Planned attack in Rome stopped a Somali imam in Campobasso

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Planned attack in Rome stopped a Somali imam in Campobasso

He wanted to convince asylum seekers to become suicide bombers, good save. Maybe blowing themselves. He chanted ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Al Shabaab. He is trying to co-opt proselytes to push them to jihad. And as has happened in other surveys who spoke, intercepted, he quoted the massacres of Paris. “Let’s start from the same Italian, […]

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed | Reuters

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on Monday. The weekend strike using both manned and unmanned drone aircraft targeted al Shabaab’s “Raso” training […]

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According to sources at the summit, the EAC still wants to assess Somalia’s readiness to join the bloc.

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According to sources at the summit, the EAC still wants to assess Somalia’s readiness to join the bloc.

As leaders of the EAC met in Arusha in northern Tanzania, one man was conspicuously missing. Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, did not attend even though his country was bidding for the chairmanship of the bloc. The last time Nkurunziza attended an EAC summit, rebels staged a failed coup in his absence. The group, however, rejected […]

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At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings claimed by Islamists

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At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings claimed by Islamists

MOGADISHU: At least 30 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Shebab Islamists at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa, the regional governor said Monday. “The official number of the dead has reached 30 people — all of them civilians — and 61 others have been wounded, 15 of […]

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A file photo of National Aseembly Majority leader Aden Duale. Aden Duale has quipped at Onyango Oloo via Twitter, following the TNA secretary general’s remarks to Jubilee leaders concerning the Sh791 million NYS scam. Oloo told those named in the NYS scam not to drag the Jubilee Coalition into the matter and instead seek to […]

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KDF denies Somalia president’s claim 200 soldiers killed in El Adde

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KDF denies Somalia president’s claim 200 soldiers killed in El Adde

Children watch as members of the Kenya Defence Forces attend prayers to pay respects to the Kenyan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), who were killed in   KDF has denied the Somalia President’s report that 180-200 Kenyan troops were killed in the attack in El Adde, Somalia on January 15. […]

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