07/06/2020 – Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012. Continuer à lire … « Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé) »
23/03/2020 – Kenya and Djibouti are now connected through the submarine cable Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (Dare1). The cable landed in Mombasa this week and is expected to boost connectivity in the Horn of Africa.
Installation of the more than 5,000-kilometer-long cable is complete and now awaits official launching and pre-test in the next few months. Continuer à lire … « Djibouti-Somalia-Kenya submarine cable ready »
23/01/2020 – Installation of a sea cable that will link Kenya and Djibouti has started at La Siesta Beach – Djibouti.
The Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system will be managed by Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom. Continuer à lire … « Installation of Sea cable linking Kenya and Djibouti starts »
23/01/2020 – China has kept Kenya and Djibouti guessing on who it will support for a UN Security Council seat.
Beijing diplomats have pledged support for both but failed to guarantee the vote, sticking to the policy of not taking sides publicly in political duels.
Continuer à lire … « China keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat »
06/01/2020 – Anti Terror Police Unit officers are interrogating four suspects arrested on Sunday while allegedly spying on military bases in Nairobi and Laikipia.
On Sunday evening, security officers arrested a Somali-Canadian man while photographing the Kenya Air Force Moi Air Base in Eastleigh. Continuer à lire … « Kenya – Four suspects arrested spying on military bases in Nairobi, Laikipia #Canada »
06/01/2020- Three United States Department of Defense personnel were killed as al-Shabab extremist group overran a key military base used by U.S. counter-terrorism forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday.According to the military, the attack on the Manda Bay Airfield which also destroyed several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before it was repelled, was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against U.S. forces in the East African country. Continuer à lire … « 3 Americans Killed as Extremists Overran a Military Base in Kenya »
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 »
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 »
03/01/2020 – The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned American air carriers to “exercise caution” when flying over Kenyan airspace, citing possible attacks by extremists.
In an advisory directed to civilian airliners and all operators of US-registered aircraft issued last week, the agency said: “Those persons are advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Kenya East of 40 degrees East longitude at altitudes below fl260 due to the possibility of extremist/militant activity.” Continuer à lire … « US agency warns of threat to Kenyan airspace »
18/11/2019 – After decades of conflict, war-hardened civilians in Marsabit County are arguably better armed than security forces.
Arms trafficking and cattle rustling are driving local conflict in Kenya’s northern border county of Marsabit. Scores have been killed in the politically motivated ethnic conflict this year alone. In the latest flare-up on 25 August, 12 people died in attacks on two villages in Marsabit’s Forolle settlement along the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflicto (by Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Guyo Chepe Turi) »