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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 […]

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province early on Tuesday, according to residents, activists and state television. The US-led coalition said it had no indications an air strike had hit civilians, but in its daily report […]

United States Approves Sale of Attack Aircraft Worth Sh41.8 Billion to Kenya

United States Approves Sale of Attack Aircraft Worth Sh41.8 Billion to Kenya

The United States (US) has approved the sale of attack aircraft worth Sh41.8 billion ($418 million) to Kenya. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will receive the 14 aircraft and assorted weapons, as well as technical and programme support, if the US Congress and Senate approve the deal. A statement by the US Department of Defence […]

US Military Kills 150 Al-Shabab Fighters in Somalia

US Military Kills 150 Al-Shabab Fighters in Somalia

The US military has carried out a drone strike against an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia over the weekend, killing at least 150 fighters. The Pentagon said on Monday that the strike occurred over the weekend on the camp about 195km north of the capital Mogadishu. “The fighters were there training and were training for […]

The Use Of Drones In Africa By The US military: Leaks Expose The Truth

The Use Of Drones In Africa By The US military: Leaks Expose The Truth

The US military says it only has “small footprint” in Africa, but leaks and investigations reveal a sprawling network of operations and drone bases. On 15 October, documents leaked from a study conducted by a unit of the US Pentagon revealed that Washington has been expanding its shadow war against terrorism in Africa. The papers, […]

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