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Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is unlikely. The Comoros-flagged Aris was carrying fuel and sailing only 18 km away […]

Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has asked the IEBC to postpone the August 8 elections if they are not adequately prepared for them. Speaking on Sunday during a series of Jubilee Party rallies in Bumula Constituency, Mr Lusaka said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission should not be in a hurry to conduct “sham elections” […]

Rest in Peace Andrew Kaweesi – How Secure Are the Rest of Us?

Rest in Peace Andrew Kaweesi – How Secure Are the Rest of Us?

So, what if the late assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was taking his children to school, or worse yet, taking his lovely wife to the hospital to experience one of the most amazing and magical wonders of this world – giving birth, what then? Do these cold blooded assassins have any conscience? […]

‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

Lifeless bodies are discovered all over the country. Some human rights activists speak of a revival of murderous violence of a political and ethnic nature and count about sixty corpses. For the police, this phenomenon would be linked to vengeance, banditry or witchcraft. In the morning of Monday, March 20, a body of a police […]

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought situation, mobilize resources and coordinate international efforts. President Farmajo shared […]

Are Police In On Banditry in Kenya’s ‘Valley of Death’?

Are Police In On Banditry in Kenya’s ‘Valley of Death’?

With its rugged terrain and unbearably high temperatures, the banditry-prone Kerio Valley, which runs across Baringo and Elgeyo-Marakwet counties, is one of the most dangerous places to work in for a police officer. The unfriendly terrain has played to the advantage of armed bandits, who lay ambush on security officers posted to beef up security […]

Kenya Defence Forces Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists

Kenya Defence Forces Raid Al-Shabaab Bases, Kill 31 Terrorists

Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia. Eleven AK-47 rifles, four improvised explosives, communication equipment, food and military uniforms were seized. Also seized at the bases used as command and logistics centres in Jubbaland district were 634 bullets and two anti-tank machine guns, military spokesman Joseph Owuoth has […]

US general wants more ‘flexibility’ when bombing Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

US general wants more ‘flexibility’ when bombing Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The head of US forces in Africa told reporters yesterday that greater authority to fight Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia would lead to more flexibility and quicker targeting, but that a decision had not yet been made by the White House. Al-Shabaab has been able to carry out deadly bombings despite losing most of its […]

Tanzania’s Magufuli Fires Information Minister in Reshuffle

Tanzania’s Magufuli Fires Information Minister in Reshuffle

President John Magufuli has made a mini-cabinet reshuffle. He has appointed Prof Palamagamba Kabudi, new minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs as Dr Harrison Mwakyembe replaces Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Nape Nnauye. According to a statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications today. In January, 2017 ,president Magufuli nominated Prof Palamagamba […]

Kenya to Reopen Border With Somalia

Kenya to Reopen Border With Somalia

The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in Nairobi with […]

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