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. [...]
Somali special forces, a playground for US-Turkey contest of strength
Washington is stepping up its support for Somali special forces by hiring more and more private service providers in the field. The US wants to take down Al-Shabaab but also keep tabs on the Somali National Army, now largely under Turkish influence. [...]