Kenya says forensic experts to reveal identity of slain Al-Shabaab suspect

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kenya says forensic experts to reveal identity of slain Al-Shabaab suspect 

GARISSA, Kenya, Oct. 20 — Kenyan authorities said on Tuesday they have invited foreign experts to establish the identity of a terror suspect who was killed during a joint security operation to rescue abducted teacher in Garissa county last week.

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Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN 

NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.

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UN chief urges united efforts against extremism

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief urges united efforts against extremism 

UNITED NATIONS, April 23 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the world must be united against extremism to get at the roots of what fuels it.

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Roundup:Somali refugees reluctant to return despite Kenya directive

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup:Somali refugees reluctant to return despite Kenya directive 

DADAAB, Kenya, April 17 — Kenya's directive last week giving the UN refugee agency three-month to repatriate all Somali refugees in the country's Dadaab refugee camp has caused anxiety with opinion divided over whether they should leave or not.

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Kenyan churches tighten security after Al-Shabaab kills 148 university students

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kenyan churches tighten security after Al-Shabaab kills 148 university students 

NAIROBI, April 6 — Churches in Garissa town and its environs on Sunday tightened security following a terrorist attack at Garissa University College on Thursday that claimed 148 lives.

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Terror suspect nabbed in Kenyan border town

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Terror suspect nabbed in Kenyan border town 

MANDERA, Kenya, March 31 — Kenya's anti-terrorism police said Tuesday they were interrogating a terror suspect, who was arrested on Sunday in Mandera along the border with Somalia over terrorism links.

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Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Anxiety grips Somalia as U.S. bank plans to close money transfers 

MOGADISHU, Feb. 7 — The announcement by the U.S. bank, the Merchant Bank of California, that it is closing down accounts run by Somali money remittance companies, has sparked fears of economic decline and multiple ripple effects in Somalia.

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Senior Al-Shabaab member killed in U.S. airstrike in Somalia

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senior Al-Shabaab member killed in U.S. airstrike in Somalia 

MOGADISHU, Feb 5 — A senior Al-Shabaab member was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week in southern Somalia, the Somali intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday.

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Kenyan soldiers kill 5 suspected Al-Shabaab suspects

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kenyan soldiers kill 5 suspected Al-Shabaab suspects 

NAIROBI, Jan. 15 — Kenyan soldiers on Wednesday killed five suspected members of Al-Shabaab in the coastal town of Lamu near the Kenya-Somalia border, said military officials.

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Israel pledges to help Kenya fight terrorism

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Israel pledges to help Kenya fight terrorism 

NAIROBI, Dec 12 — The Israeli government on Thursday vowed to collaborate with Kenya to tackle terrorism threats in the country.

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