AFRICA'S MILITANTS MAY BE INSPIRED BY ISLAMIC STATE
African Islamists may be emboldened by the Islamic Stateís gains in the Middle East, and local security services need to cooperate to counter the continentís 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.
Top world diplomats call for calm in northern Somalia
Senior international representatives to Somalia on Friday called on warring sides in the north of country to withdraw their forces from the disputed town of Saaxdheer and resolve differences through peaceful means.
Somali President leaves to attend newly elected President Erdoganís inauguration
A delegation lead by the Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left Mogadishu airport today to attend the inauguration of the newly elected Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara tomorrow. President elect Erdoganís ruling Justice and Development Partyís (AKP) managed to secure almost 52 percent of the votes cast in the first round of Turkeyís first ever presidential election.
Building a literary tradition in a land with no alphabet
In 1856, British explorer Richard Burton described Somalia as a nation of poets. It may seem an unlikely moniker for a country that has since become defined by piracy, state collapse, and the many horrors unleashed by Al-Shabaab -- the Islamic extremists who control much of the country.
Djibouti president unharmed after shooting leaves 3 injured
Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh was unharmed in a shooting at the Horn of Africa country's main airport in the capital that left three people wounded, Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.
Somali Khat chewers savor low-price bliss after UK ban
"The president has arrived, the president has arrived," chant youths in Mogadishu's Beerta Khaatka market, as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort lorries with horns blaring through the throng.