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October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 37

October 26, 2017 9:17 AM KDF patrol Coast during poll

Security has been beefed up in Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu counties to prevent al Shabaab threats during the repeat presidential election on Thursday. Tana River County Commissioner Oningo’oi Olesosion said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), police Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Service Unit (GSU) will work closely to monitor 17

October 25, 2017 7:29 PM Three people die in bomb and gun attacks in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Three people died in Somalia on Wednesday in different attacks, one of which targeted a patrol of peacekeepers near the country’s capital, Mogadishu, officials told Reuters. A roadside bomb killed one African Union peacekeeper and wounded another as they patrolled Arbis, a village about 23 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu, according 28

October 22, 2017 6:34 AM Jkuat graduate falls victim to Mogadishu bomb attack

There is a chilling joke in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that a Kenyan head fetches $3,000 (about Sh300,000). The import of this unpleasant taunt is Kenyans are preferred targets of the Al-Shabaab militia group for abduction, torture and even murder. For Kenyans living or working in Mogadishu, this realisation forever keeps them on the edge — cautious 43

October 21, 2017 2:48 PM Kenyan police nab terror suspect in Mombasa

MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a terror suspect for allegedly plotting attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa. Regional police commander Larry Kieng said Hamida Awadh was arrested during a security raid at her house in Kibokoni, Mombasa. Kieng said Awadh is suspected to be Al-Shabaab militant after police officers 9

October 21, 2017 8:06 AM Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

Mogadishu - Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray on Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabaab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting 34

October 20, 2017 3:17 PM Deadly Somalia blast reveals flaws in intelligence efforts

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The size and methods of the latest truck bombing in Mogadishu show how international and Somali government efforts to stop the killings are failing, partly because intelligence gathering to counter such attacks is so disjointed, security sources say. More than 300 people were killed in the bombing in the heart of the capital 26

October 19, 2017 9:04 PM Why we need more thinkers than political trouble-makers

Although Kenya appears to be in a manufactured crisis, it is actually doing well despite everything. This is in spite of the usual Euro diplomats issuing “advice” to Kenya either directly or through “regime change” seeking proxies. They often encourage pliable politicians and proxies to make it appear as if Kenya is collapsing. It is not. In truth, there 4

October 18, 2017 8:32 PM Jihadists claiming to be 'Islamic State in Central Africa' call for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Middle East 'caliphate' crumbles

Jihadists claiming to be 'Islamic State in Central Africa' have called for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the extremist group's self-styled 'capital', Raqqa, was reclaimed by US-backed Syrian forces. A video circulating on pro-ISIS sites purports to be a message from dedicated jihadis, although ISIS has not expanded 12

October 18, 2017 8:25 PM 'Where are the others?': Somalia praises "genuine brother" Turkey for bombs response

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Turkey’s swift response to Somalia’s deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their “only genuine” international partner. It is an implicit challenge to Western backers that spend billions on security but have not, in the view of many Somalis; jumped to help. “Whenever there is a problem 19