The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism strike Monday against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said, although it was unclear whether the operation was successful.
EU, UN and IGAD Envoys to Somalia:Welcome reconciliation progress in Kismayo
The European Union (EU), the United Nations, and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed the agreement by Col Barre Adan Shire (Barre Hiiraale) to participate in a reconciliation process and for his irregular military forces to present themselves for screening and potential integration into the Somali National Army (SNA) with the support of the Federal Government of Somalia.
Somali warlord agrees to talks, boosts government peace efforts
A Somali clan leader who fought for years to retake a strategic southern port city he once controlled has laid down arms and joined talks, bolstering government efforts to show it can restore order to a chaotic nation.
African, Somali troops retake town on way to rebel stronghold
African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces recaptured a southern town from Islamist al Shabaab rebels on Saturday, bringing them a step closer to the insurgent stronghold of Barawe, commanders said.
Somalia: Fiscal Budget and Federal Government legitimacy
Recently, I came across a document titled “Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) - Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget,” consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement. The theme (goals) of the Budget document is “enhancing State capacity for peace, justice, Economic Recovery Program (ERP) and Public financial Management.” Assuming the document is genuine, I’ll summarize below its essential information. In the meantime, it is important to note that the budget, which is based on revenues from Mogadishu Port, Airport, and Bakaraha Market, reflects the curbed legitimacy of the Federal Government.
AFRICA'S MILITANTS MAY BE INSPIRED BY ISLAMIC STATE
African Islamists may be emboldened by the Islamic State’s gains in the Middle East, and local security services need to cooperate to counter the continent’s militants, African intelligence officials heard on Thursday.
Can The New Intelligence Chief Replicate His Success In Somalia
There exits Major General (Rtd) Michael Gichangi and in comes Maj-Gen Phillip Kameru at the helm of National Intelligence Service. History shows that the Kenyan number one spy agency is entrusted with the military.