Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shabaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the U.S. embassy said the immediate threat had been “countered.”
KENYA:The new Director-General of the National Intelligence Service, Maj-Gen Philip Kameru, could not have picked a more interesting time to take over leadership of the intelligence community. Of all the matters in his in-tray, few are as urgent as the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.
Somalia: Press Freedom Under Fire As Security Forces Increase Media Crackdown
Mogadisho — Heavily armed Somalia National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces picked Mohamed Bashir Hashi, news editor of Shabelle Radio station, from his home, Saturday, in a sequences of media attacks in the weekend.
S.Africa :Foreigners in fear after looting of shops
Pretoria - Looting of shops owned by foreign nationals amid service delivery protests in Mamelodi East’s Phomolong settlement this week has sent ripples of fear among the shopkeepers, who have just recently returned to the area after being forced out a few months ago.
Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants
Costa Rican police continued rounding up undocumented migrants this week with the detention on Wednesday of four Eritreans and four Somalis who were traveling toward the Peñas Blancas border crossing with Nicaragua. The arrests, which included a Costa Rican man traveling with the group, occurred at a police checkpoint outside Abangares, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.
Yemen and Somalia are examples of U.S. mission creep, not success
In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama laid out in somewhat unclear terms the planned U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State, a murderous terrorist organization that has gained strength in the midst of political chaos in Iraq and Syria. U.S. action in Iraq will involve sustained targeted air strikes combined with ground offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish militias already fighting the Islamic State. In Syria, the challenge is thornier, with the United States leaning on a constellation of Sunni Arab allies to help reverse the Islamic State's gains.