Corporate contorsions of G4S and GardaWorld to protect US embassies
In Tanzania and Kenya, the two private security giants G4S and GardaWorld are performing elaborate contortions to win US diplomatic contracts.
To counter the Al Shabaab Islamist movement which makes great use of social media, the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) have set up a wide-ranging information campaign. The campaigns advance positions are represented by a host of local radio stations situated at the heart of Al Shabaab's zone of influence.
According to a secret report by the Emirati intelligence services which the Indian Ocean Newsletter has seen, the Iranian internal intelligence agency Itilaat and the supreme emir of the Somalian Islamist network, Ahmed Diriye, are collaborating closely.