NAIROBI (AFP) — Suspected Islamists shot dead a Kenyan policeman in an ambush in the restive northeastern border town of Mandera, the latest in a string of attacks near the border with Somalia, police said Friday
Al-Shabaab's leaders and foot soldiers are on the run after losing significant ground to the Somali National Army and allied forces in a series of recent battles, security officials say.
As Somalia’s war begins to subside, the trickle of returning diaspora Somalis is becoming a tide. The more hardy among them head to the capital Mogadishu, where the beginnings of an investment boom have been discernible since Al Qaeda-aligned militants left in August 2011, but where suicide bombings still threaten.
A senior Puntland police officer was last night killed at Garowe, Puntland province of the Somalia Republic. The deceased who was mentioned as Col. Abdullahi Hussein alias (Gaal-dile) was killed by a group of unknown young...