Somali musician and MP Saado Ali Warsame shot dead

Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab group, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told the BBC that she was targeted for her politics and not […]

Kenya Airports Unsafe, Warns US

Tuesday July 22, 2014 MOMBASA KENYA: A United States aviation agency has designated Kenya as a hostile region for US aircraft in its latest advisory and prohibition notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notice also lists Ethiopia on its full prohibition list and restates Somalia as a no-go area for US aircraft. Analysts say the latest […]

Bolt, Farah headline stellar cast

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 GLASGOW: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday. Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his […]

Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 London (Reuters) – Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air. Mers, a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus known as a […]

Somali PM: Donors must deliver on promises

By James Brownsell Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Mogadishu, Somalia - A country whose very name is almost enough of an introduction, Somalia’s reputation of unfathomable violence and desperate poverty is known around the world. In decades of civil war, it has been described as a “failed state” – a lawless home to gangs of pirates and […]

Four killed in Mombasa rampage

Mombasa – Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said. Witnesses said gunmen went on a shooting rampage on the edge of Kenya’s second-largest city and scattered leaflets saying the attack was retribution for last month’s raid on Mpeketoni, a town about […]

Kenya defence Twitter account hacked

Monday, July 21, 2014 The Twitter accounts of the Kenyan defence forces and its spokesman have been hacked by activists protesting about corruption. “All of you who have stolen money #Kenya, we are coming after you,” reads one post. The hacked posts were signed as being from activist group Anonymous. Kenyan military spokesman Major Emmanuel […]

Somalia seeks to avert looming food crisis

Monday, July 21, 2014 NAIROBI – Three years to the day since a famine that eventually killed more than a quarter of a million people was declared in Somalia, aid agencies warned Sunday the country faced a new catastrophe without urgent aid.A joint statement issued by a group of charities and aid agencies said there […]


Some of Africa’s most notorious jihad groups, such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab, are benefiting from an elaborate, international funding network, including large sums of money flowing from the United States. founder, Terror Finance Blog analyst and writer A. D. Kendall says Somalis residing in the United States, for example, are a major source of al-Shabaab’s financing. […]

Duale Tells Lamu Muslims to Defy Kimaiyo Curfew

BY GEOFFREY MOSOKU Lamu, Kenya: National Assembly Leader Aden Duale has told Muslims in Lamu County to defy a curfew by Inspector General David Kimaiyo on night activities. Duale, went to his Twitter account to encourage Muslim faithful to defy Kimaiyo and instead proceed with their daily religious activities while describing the IG’s directive as […]

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