In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2013
Kenya has dismissed a UN report which accuses its troops in Somalia of facilitating charcoal exports in defiance of a UN Security Council ban. The report, leaked to Reuters news agency, said Kenyan troops helped export charcoal from Kismayo port after militant Islamist group al-Shabab lost control of...
Jun 26th, 2013
(Nairobi) – Rival clan militias fighting in Kismayo, Somalia, earlier this month caused an unknown number of civilian casualties in apparently indiscriminate attacks on civilian buildings. The United Nations reported that at least 31 civilians were killed and 38 more wounded during the fighting on Ju...
Jun 12th, 2013
From being the world’s archetypal basket case for so long, suddenly Somalia is on the “road to stability” while donors and diplomats sing the praises of its new, untested government. The extensive African intervention in Somalia may have helped the country turn a corner, but it’s still too soon to te...
Nov 15th, 2012
by Chris Floyd The United States has committed an act of war against Somalia (as Buzzflash noted), launching a gunship attack in pursuit of “suspected al Qaeda operatives.” Several people were killed when US planes “strafed the village of Hayo near the Kenyan border” and possi...
Jul 2nd, 2012
NAIROBI, Kenya – A pro-government Somali militia group said Monday that it had rescued four aid workers who were kidnapped by gunmen from a refugee camp in Kenya last Friday. At least one of aid workers is Canadian. Abdinasir Serar, a representative with the Ras Kamboni militia in Somalia, said...