The plight of African migrants struggling to reach Europe, alongside thousands fleeing violence in the Middle East, has stirred international alarm this year, with hundreds dying at sea on the perilous Mediterranean crossing.
Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) says the Monday night attack on the AMISOM Janaale military base in Somalia which claimed 12 of its soldiers is a 'game changer' and the al-Shabaab militants should expect a response soon.
Analysis: Al-Shabaab's revenge sparks another crisis in Somalia
On Tuesday, exactly a year after leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed by a ferocious American drone assault, Al-Shabaab got its revenge. The Somali Islamist militant group, on the back foot but clearly still lethal, launched a full-frontal attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) military base, leaving a trail of dead in their wake. The base, in the Janaale district of the Lower Shabelle region, is less than 100 kilometres away from where Godane’s body was found.
Somali militants warn against ‘indecent’ activities at Mogadishu hotels, beaches
The Al-Qaeda linked militants have warned against immoral’ culture at hotels and beaches in the Somali capital, in an apparent reference to the city’s entertainment spots where hundreds of young teens come to hang out in the seaside city.
Security Council strongly condemns Al Shabaab attack on African Union base
The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the recent attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab against a base belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Janaale District, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
Somali military official: Islamic extremists overrun African Union base in southern Somalia
Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists’ capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.
MN ISIS suspects back in court Wednesday as judge weighs next steps
Seven men charged with conspiring to join the terror group ISIS will be in federal court Wednesday, as a judge considers pretrial motions filed in their cases, ranging from whether the government should disclose informants used in the case to whether the defendants should be given supervised release while they await trial.
The United States has pledged more significant support to Somalia’s fledgling military infrastructure, a statement from the Office of the President in Mogadishu disclosed on Tuesday.The statement quoted a visiting US delegation led by Katie Wheelbarger, Policy Director and Deputy Staff Director on the Senate Armed Services Committee as saying that the United States would become more involved in strengthening the military capabilities of the Somali army.