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FBI Chief Christopher Wray’s Intriguing Five-Day Mission to Kenya

FBI honcho Christopher Wray and EACC boss Twalib Mbarak jawing during a chinwag in Nairobi on Tuesday, June 12, 2024FBI Director Christopher A. Wray wrapped up his jaunt to Kenya on Wednesday after engaging with top security brass.Touching down on Saturday, June 8, for a five-day sojourn, his arrival sparked speculation.Questions swirled about his mission here even as officials hailed it as a boon for the nation.Pressed for details, Wray shrugged off the hype, saying he was visiting a steadfast ally to bolster regional…

Fresh Troops from Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi Deployed in Somalia After Successful ATMIS Campaign

In a recent Twitter Space gathering, Somalia’s National Security Advisor, Hussein Sheikh Ali, announced that troops from Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi are set to replace the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) when they depart by the end of December 2024. Once ATMIS leaves, Ethiopian troops will not be involved in the AU forces in Somalia. Talks are ongoing with international allies about deploying multinational troops for a year starting in January 2025. The specifics of the new mission and troop…

Renowned Diplomat James Swan Embarks on New UN Mission in Somalia

James Swan has returned to Somalia after being reappointed to lead the UN mission by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He aims to support the country in achieving peace and stability during the state-building process. Swan left Somalia in 2021, replaced by Catriona Laing, after serving for three years. He held meetings at the UN headquarters before his return to Mogadishu. Having previously served as the special representative for Somalia from 2019 to 2022, Swan has a background in the US diplomatic service. He worked…

Northeastern State Denounces Federal Government’s Findings on Counter al-Shabab Mission

Garowe (AX) - The Information Department of Northeastern State Region firmly rejected the federal government’s claim of 20 al-Shabab fighters being killed in a joint operation. In an official statement issued, Northeastern State asserted its ability to handle its own security and reiterated its dedication to rooting out terrorist organizations. Deputy Information Minister of Somalia, Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Addaala, informed VOA Somali radio that the federal government launched an offensive against al-Shabab in Northeastern…

President Ruto’s Groundbreaking Diplomatic Mission to the United States

President William Ruto bids farewell to Deputy Rigathi Gachagua at JKIA before embarking on a three-day State visit to the US on May 19, 2024. President William Ruto has set off for a three-day state visit to the United States. He was seen off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Sunday night by his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua and other top government officials. “This visit is significant as it marks the first State Visit by a Kenyan Head of State in two decades and the first by an African Head of State since 2008,”…

Dismantling Danger: AU Mission Neutralizes 439 Improvised Explosive Devices in Somalia Since 2017

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) announced on Friday that it has successfully disposed of 439 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Somalia since 2017. According to Justin Smith, Chief of Mine Action for the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Somalia, cooperation between Somali Security Forces (SSF), ATMIS, and the UN has prevented an estimated 1,756 potential casualties. Over the years, UNMAS has helped detect and eliminate a significant number of IEDs planted by al-Shabab militants in…

Somalia’s National Army Forces eliminate top Al-Shabaab commanders in daring military mission

Somalia: SNA Eliminates Al-Shabaab Leaders in Operation In Mogadishu, the Somali National Army (SNA) successfully took down nine Al-Shabaab leaders in central regions, as confirmed by the government. This operation is part of ongoing efforts to combat the militants who have been causing chaos in the unstable Horn of Africa nation. State media reports that the armed forces, with support from international partners, carried out the operation, resulting in the death of nine Al-Shabaab militants. Ten others were wounded and…

Combatting Climate Crisis: Mohamed Okash’s Mission in Somalia

Somalia faces various obstacles, including climate change, affecting security and humanitarian efforts. There's a growing understanding among Somalis that more needs to be done, and Mohamed Okash is among those leading the way. Born in Mogadishu in 1992, Okash pursued education amidst civil unrest. He obtained a Diploma in Education and then a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master's in development studies. His educational pursuits have always been aimed at improving community life. Okash co-founded Rays…

South West Troops Successfully Apprehend Al-Shabaab Leader in Covert Bay Region Mission

In Kunyabarow, South West State security forces triumphantly apprehended an Al-Shabaab official named Adan Mohamed Ali Dhayoow. Disguised in a Federal Government Army uniform, Dhayoow was armed and subsequently handed over to local security forces. The capture of Dhayoow is just one in a series of actions aimed at rooting out Al-Shabaab militants in the Bay region. A dozen members of the group were recently seized in military operations in and around Baidoa, the interim headquarters of South West Somalia. These operations…

Somalia Seeks United Nations Support in Shifting from Political Mission to Development Emphasis

In Mogadishu, the Somali government has officially requested the United Nations to begin planning a shift from a political mission to a development-oriented UN Country Team to foster stability in the nation. The letter dated May 9, 2024, from Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Moalim Fiqi to the Security Council outlined the strategic shift following discussions between Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, emphasizing a systematic transition to address Somalia's governance and…

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