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“Shoot to kill” orders issued in Kenya as US troops arrived for

NAIROBI, Kenya - Young people who engage, help or otherwise sympathize with Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya will be killed on the spot by security forces, a senior administrator said, in another statement that could spark a lively debate among politicians and human rights activists. Traditionally, those accused of engaging in violent extremism in Kenya often have access to justice, which includes a fair trial in the corridors of justice, with their fate often depending on the evidence submitted by the prosecution. But…

Detectives save Somali woman from kidnappers for $ 50,000

Detectives save Somali woman from kidnappers in missed $ 50,000 ransom NAIROBI, Kenya - Detectives from Kenya's Crime and Research Intelligence Bureau rescued a 23-year-old woman of Somali descent in a coordinated search that lasted five days, arresting one of the men suspected of orchestrating the heinous act. Hafsa Mohamed Lukman, a businesswoman operating in one of Nairobi's bustling…

In Kenya, another refugee team is training

Former Kenyan marathoners Tegla Loroup use her notoriety to defend the cause of refugees through sport. She founded an athletics training center in Ngong, near Nairobi, which houses refugees. Originally from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia or the Democratic Republic of Congo, they practice athletics and some have even been selected to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.…

EU cuts KDF pay by $ 49 million for Somalia mission

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya Defense Forces will have to operate with a $ 49 million deficit in the 2021/22 budget, it emerged, after the European Union slashed donor repayments to Kenya by 66%, ahead of AMISOM's exit from Somalia . AMISOM troops are expected to withdraw from the Horn of Africa nation upon full implementation of the Somali transition plan by the end of 2021. AMISOM has nearly 22,000 troops in Somalia, fully paid by the European Union, the UN, the United States among other partners. In a report tabled in…

Somali, Kenyan ministers in ‘cordial’ phone call amid diplomacy

Somali, Kenyan ministers in 'cordial' phone call amid diplomatic fallout NAIROBI, Kenya - Relations between Mogadishu and Nairobi could improve dramatically following a rare phone call involving two high-ranking ministers, charged with settling diplomatic issues, who have typically taken Somalia and Kenya to a crossroads. For almost a year now, Somalia and Kenya have been at loggerheads, their…

Kenya and Somalia are resuming relations

After a six-month shortage between Kenya and Somalia, diplomatic relations resumed following a silent exchange of letters between the two foreign ministries. On Saturday, June 12, Mogadishu had signaled that they wanted to open their respective embassies again. An invitation accepted on Monday, June 14 by Nairobi, which even speaks of a recovery "as soon as possible".…

Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council

MOGADISHU, Somalia - In what aims to degrade Somalia-based Al-Shabaab, the United Nations Security Council slapped three Al-Shabaab operatives with sanctions, following the latest coordinated efforts to end militant domination in parts of Somalia. The chairman of the Security Council sanctions regime on Monday announced a measure intended to help the Somali federal government fight the militants, who control large swathes of rural areas in central and southern Somalia, but have steadily continued to lose ground. ground.…

FEATURED: Potential Methods to Defeat Al-Shabaab in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia -In one of his assessments before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, General Stephen Townsend, commander of the US Africa Command, called Al-Shabaab militants "dangerous" and "destructive" in Africa. from the East, adding that "we must fight them and degrade them". The United States has been a major partner in the fight against Al-Shabaab, teaming up with African Union mission forces and other stakeholders in the training and equipping of the Somali army, in addition to providing aerial…

How Djibouti’s relationship with Somalia practically collapsed within the face of Kenya’s

NAIROBI, Kenya - Aden Hassan Aden is leaving Somalia after a rather smooth but difficult stint as Ambassador of Djibouti, which has almost strained relations between the two sister nations, which share almost historic socio-economic and political fortunes. Last week, Aden Hassan Aden bade farewell to Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Gulaid, ending his tenure, in which Somalia nearly severed ties with your small country in the Horn of Africa, whose influence is growing rapidly in the…

jump in Kenya, despite the stigma

Today, Sunday 13 June, marks the International Day for Albinism Awareness. In Kenya, activists working to change attitudes believe that progress is visible, even if the stigma remains. as reported from Nairobi, Albane ThirouardLocal actors agree: in recent years, the situation has developed in the right direction. Isaac Mwaura…

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