Kenya – Five arrested following Lamu military base attack

05/01/2020- Five suspects, thought to be part of or linked to the Lamu military base attack, were arrested Sunday, soon after Al Shabaab terrorists launched a deadly attack that left aircraft and vehicles destroyed, both for the Kenyan and US forces operating from there. Continuer à lire … « Kenya – Five arrested following Lamu military base attack »

Al-Shabaab attacks military base used by U.S. forces in Kenya

05/01/2020 – Al-Shabaab said in a statement that an “elite group of soldiers” dubbed the Martyrdom Brigade launched a raid on the base in Manda Bay in Lamu Kenya, some 500 kilometres from Nairobi and close to the Somali border. Continuer à lire … « Al-Shabaab attacks military base used by U.S. forces in Kenya »

UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran

2018/12/11- Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels are profiting from the illegal trafficking of charcoal exports produced in Somalia and transiting through Iran, United Nations experts said in a report recently shared with the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran »

Why Israel is trying to expand power in Africa

2018/04/09 – An Israeli campaign is underway in sub-Saharan Africa on winning over African nations, which, partly due to significant Muslim minority populations, have often constituted a bloc of opposition at the UN.

In June 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first non-African leader to participate in a Summit of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS. The following November, he attended Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, joining leaders from other African countries and holding several bilateral meetings. Continuer à lire … « Why Israel is trying to expand power in Africa »

US/Djibouti : What US Secretary of State Tillerson discussed with Djibouti Gov

2018/03/11 – The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary Tillerson met with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on March 9 to affirm the United States’ commitment to our broad partnership with the Government of Djibouti as it addresses regional political, development, and security challenges. The Secretary thanked President Guelleh for continued security cooperation, which promotes the common economic and security interests of the people of Djibouti and the United States. The Secretary also encouraged President Guelleh and Djibouti to further efforts to make Djibouti a more attractive destination for foreign investment. Continuer à lire … « US/Djibouti : What US Secretary of State Tillerson discussed with Djibouti Gov »

East African Defense ministers agree on defense cooperation

Kampala 25/11/17 – Defense ministers from the east African countries meeting in Uganda on Friday agreed to strengthen regional cooperation in defense affairs, implementation of protocols on security and peace to deal with insecurity and conflict that continues to plague the region.Adolf Mwesige, Uganda’s minister of defense and veteran affairs, told sector ministers and experts that strengthened cooperation in defense affairs will promote lasting peace, security and stability in the six partner states of the East African Community (EAC). Continuer à lire … « East African Defense ministers agree on defense cooperation »