Sep 30th, 2013
The news from Nairobi over the last few days has been appalling. But, given the frequency of Al Shabaab’s grenade-throwing over the past 18 months, the attack shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to watchers of the region. Yet, despite the magnitude of the death toll, the Kenyan government has s...
Sep 26th, 2013
Over the last 2 years Kenya has been one of the few countries successful in its military engagement with Al-Shabaab – expelling the Al-Qaeda affiliate from Kismayo, Somalia’s third largest city. However, the Kenyan government has also been tolerating the presence of a young Somali-Kenyan radical cler...
In Press Releases
Jul 1st, 2013
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of Somalia as you celebrate your 53rd Independence Day this July 1. Somalia has seen incredible progress in the past year, and the United ...
In East Africa
Jun 12th, 2013
press release Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 2:36 pm Press Release: US State Department U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Remarks At a Security Council Briefing On Somalia AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, Minister Simmonds, for hosting this session and thank you, Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, fo...