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Somalia leaders agree hold elections this year


Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud inspects a guard of honour at the Eldoret International Airport on January 27, 2016. Somalia leaders agreed on an electoral process for a Parliament composed of an Upper and a Lower Houses or a House of Representatives after a three-day conference on April 12, 2016 in Mogadishu. The elections will be held in 2016. Somali ... Read More »

REVEALED: UK and Jordanian special forces target al-Shabab in Somalia


British and Jordanian special forces are secretly working together to target militant groups operating in war-torn Somalia, Middle East Eye can reveal. Jordanian King Abdullah II Ibn Hussein told US congressional leaders in the week of 11 January that his kingdom’s forces had turned to Britain in the fight against Islamic State because of a lack of direction from Washington. ... Read More »

Three wounded as anti-president protests turn violent in Beledweyne town


Three people were wounded in the central Somali town of Beledweyne after police opened fire into a crowd protesting against efforts by Somali president to form of an interregional state with the neighboring Middle Shabelle region. Witnesses said that clashes broke out Saturday after police tried to disperse demonstrators chanting anti-president’s slogans who approached a government center in which Somali ... Read More »

US to supply Kenya with five helicopters for war on al Shabaab


The US is set to supply the Kenyan Air Force with five special military helicopters to boost efforts against terrorism. The helicopters militarily known as Huey II Standard are improved versions of the decades-old Bell UH-1H combat operation helicopters. The Bell UH- 1H Huey is a daily workhorse with an expansive cabin providing multi-mission flexibility and a standard seating of ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: At least 23 dead after ‘suicide bombers’


Videos capture bloodied passengers running for their lives as smoke billows from Brussels Airport after bomb blasts Passengers can be seen sprinting for cover moments after the explosion At least thirteen people dead and several are injured after two blasts Videos show smoke coming from the terminal in aftermath of the attack Suspected suicide bomb blast came before separate attack ... Read More »

Djibouti set to deploy nationwide surveillance cameras in new security effort


Djibouti’s government announced a new plan to deploy thousands of surveillance cameras across the country, as parts of preemptive measure aimed at enhancing the security of the country following an attack by the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group which killed at least two people in 2014. The attack which targeted a restaurant in the capital city happened after two suicide bombers ... Read More »

Flydubai Boeing crash in Rostov-on-Don kills all 62 on board


A Flydubai Boeing-737-800 has crashed during landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. All the passengers and crew on board have been killed. 19 March 2016 06:34 GMT The FlyDubai company has issued an official statement about flight FZ981. “FlyDubai is deeply sorry to confirm the following information in relation to the tragic accident involving flight FZ981 which was flying ... Read More »