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Kenya: Attacks in Lamu County widens political division

A raging debate over the perpetrators of two deadly terrorist attacks in the coast this week, is threatening to push the country down the brink of stability. Following the attacks, which left about 70 people dead, the Somalia-based Islamic extremist Read more ›

Tanzania to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army

The Government of Tanzania is set to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army in a bid to boost the capacity of the local forces to consolidate security in the war-torn nation. A report by Sabahi quotes the director Read more ›

Somalia: Cabinet approves new governor of central bank

Somali ministers have selected Bashir Isse Ali to head the country’s central bank. Ali, who has been described as a veteran banker, had been serving as interim director of the bank after Yussur Abrar resigned last year – reportedly over Read more ›

Somali MP assassinated in car bomb

At least one member of the Federal Somali Parliament has been killed on Monday and another injured after a car they were driving in exploded and burst into flames in Mogadishu. Reports indicate that Isaaq Mohamed Riino died from the Read more ›

Somalia’s Federal Parliament Endorse Prime Minister’s Request for 10 more Days to Disclose New Cabinet

The Federal Parliament of Somalia on Saturday voted in support of Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed’s request for a 10-day extension to finalize his cabinet selections. According to reports by local media sources, there has been a brewing dispute between Read more ›