Kenyan holds meeting on countering youth radicalisation

A recent news report (DN, April 2) on the state of security shows that there are more than 100 illegal gangs still operating in the country despite a ban. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has revealed that gangs that were proscribed a long time ago are still active. Studies show that the groups coordinate, lure and recruit More...

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By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Soldiers arrested in Bal’ad town for deadly gunfight

The commissioner of Bal’ad district Qasim Ali Nur has said on Monday that security forces have managed to detain two government soldiers for Sunday’s deadly infighting. Nur added that the soldiers belonging More...

By Shamso Macalin On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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We’re stuck in Somalia, says Army chief

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has said Ugandan soldiers deployed in Somalia to fight the al-Shabaab are stranded due to underfunding, logistical deficits and a challenged Somali national force. In More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Somali parliament to elect new speaker on 30th April, says poll body

The voting of Somalia’s parliament speaker will take place on April 30, the organizing committee of the election said in a statement on Sunday. Several candidates are in the running, including Defense Minister More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Uganda Police has greatly contributed to Somalia’s security

The presence of Uganda Police Force in Somalia has greatly contributed to the security of the volatile country especially in the capital Mogadishu. This is according to Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Canadian citizen arrives back in Canada after 11 years in Ethiopian prison

A man is back on Canadian soil after being in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years. Tears filled the eyes of Bashir Makhtal and his family members as they embraced Saturday at Pearson Airport for the first time in More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Somalia’s security minister inspects police stations in Mogadishu

The Minister of security for Somali Federal government Mohamed Abukar Islow has inspected several Police stations in Mogadishu on Saturday night. Accompanied by Police commander-in-chief General Bashir Abdi Mohamed More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Poll committee to announce election of parliament speaker

The newly appointed interim election commision is expected to announce on Sunday the dates for the vote of the national assembly’s speaker. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Radio Shabelle, Nur Idow Beyle More...

By Shamso Macalin On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Former Somali PM speaks about Berbera port deal with UAE

Former Somali Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has distanced himself from the controversial Berbera port agreement with the United Arab Emirates [UAE]. Sharmarke who is currently a member of Somali More...

By Shamso Macalin On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Magistrate orders arrest of two ATPU officers for frustrating court

A court has issued a warrant of arrest against two anti-terror police officers for failing to appear to testify in a case where four women are accused of being members of Al-Shabaab militia. Mombasa Chief Magistrate More...

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