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Kenya Denies Imminent Airborne Terror Attacks After Leaked Intelligence Memo Warning Goes Viral

Kenya’s Aviation Authority (KAA) on Monday dismissed claims of imminent terror attacks targeting major airports in the country after a leaked intelligence memo, warning airport managers of impending airborne al-Shabab suicide bombings, went viral. The intelligence memo was released by Read more ›

Kenya Denies Withdrawing Troops from Somalia, Reaffirms Commitment to Defeat al-Shabab

Kenya has reiterated its support for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) amid reports that Kenyan troops are withdrawing from some towns in the war-thorn country. Colonel David Obonyo, Kenyan military spokesman, confirmed the movement of troops. However, Read more ›

al-Shabaab Features Donald Trump in Terror Recruitment Video

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has released a 51-minute recruitment video featuring controversial statements by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The video, which was reportedly released online on Saturday, targets Muslims and African-American youths. The recruitment documentary focuses on Read more ›

700 Kenyans Resign from al-Shabaab, Return Home for Amnesty

NAIROBI – About 700 Kenyans, who joined al-Shabaab and a faction of the Islamic State in neighboring Somalia, have defected and returned home, according to a recent government survey. The Socio-economic and Survey Kenya was published this week by the Read more ›

Somalia to get 4G LTE High-Speed Internet

Glocall Telecoms has announced plans of providing high-speed internet in Mogadishu using  Tazca Connects’ LTE infrastructure. Glocall’s CEO, Mobeen Bhamjee, has issued a statement saying that the deployment of the 4G LTE would accelerate internet connectivity in Somalia. Glocall and its subsidiaries Read more ›

Kenyans Allegedly Abducted in Mogadishu

Media reports allege that unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Kenyan men today. The purported abduction is said to have taken place in the Hodan district in Mogadishu, Somali’s capital. The Kenyan nationals are said to be civil engineers by profession. Reports Read more ›

Al-Shabaab Reportedly bans Mobile Internet in Somalia

In recent years, al-Shabaab, a rebel militant group in Somalia, has reportedly banned smoking, watching movies, and playing soccer because they are seemingly Western. Now, the al-Qaeda-linked group has supposedly targeted another thing people have in common with the rest Read more ›

Somali Security Forces Conduct Massive Crackdown in Baladweyne

Somali troops and AMISOM forces have performed a massive operation in Baladweyne city in the wake of increasing security threats in the area. The security operation occurred at Howl-wadaag and Koshin neighborhoods in Baladweyne, south-central Somalia. Ali Dhuux, head of Read more ›