Kenya puts boots on ground and planes aloft on Somalian front
Diplomatic tensions between Kenya and Somalia have prompted the Kenya Air Force to bolster Nairobi's military deployment on the north-eastern border. And yet ironically, its aircraft will continue to patrol Somalian skies to support the Kenyan contingents within AMISOM. [...]
Will frozen central bank assets in US lead to further investigations?
As a US court investigates an attorney accused of plotting to divert assets placed in a New York bank by the Central Bank of Somalia at the onset of the 1991 civil war, other countries that also received Somali funds for safekeeping might be led to investigate as well. [...]
US Army passes baton to private sector in Somalia
Soon to be deprived of virtually all of the US special forces that had been training it, the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia will nevertheless continue to receive support from contractors funded by the Pentagon and State Department. [...]
Deputy intelligence director Fahad Yasin is UN sub-contractor in fight against Al Shabaab
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. [...]