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Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than government’

By Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service News- Courtesy Using intimidation and violence, Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab raises as much revenue as the country’s authorities, a report says. The militants collect at least $15m (£11m) a month, with more than half the amount coming from the capital, Mogadishu, …

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Rejoinder| Isiolo County is not hot bed for violent extremists

By Salad Malicha I read Guyo Chepe Turi’s monograph which was laced with mixed-up innuendoes by the Institute for Security Studies titled; “Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County” with utter bemusement. However, I agree with Turi’s narrative save for his unverified allegations that Isiolo County is …

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Ladies and Gentlemen; this is another sad day when we want to bring to your attention to the never-ending intermittent insecurity skirmishes between Isiolo and Garissa Counties; we continue to feature in the news invariably for the insecurity reasons spearheaded by sadists elements in the society; Insecurity and killings. It …

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DECLASSIFIED UK| Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s secret war in Kenya

By Namir Shabibi A covert Kenyan paramilitary team armed and trained by the US and supported by UK intelligence is behind renditions and controversial killings of terror suspects in night-time raids, Declassified UK can reveal.  Clandestine Kenyan team has been paid and assisted by the CIA to take down terror …

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Boko Haram executes five aid workers

By Abdulkareem Haruna (Courtesy of Premium Times) Suspected members of the extremist Boko Haram sect have shot dead five persons believed to be humanitarian workers. The terrorist group publicized the development via a viral video it published on social media Wednesday. The gunmen who carried out the killing said their …

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Over the past many years, political players in Marsabit have repeatedly employed sharply divisive approaches in the pursuit of political power. Oftentimes, inter and intra-ethnic animosities created by political competitors have persisted long after the elections are concluded. Antagonism, within and between communities, and divisive socio-political discourse have become a …

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Popular Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundess shot dead in Addis Ababa

Killing of Hachalu Hundessa, an ethnic Oromo, sparks unrest in Ethiopia’s capital city. ADDIS ABABA- Angry youths have burned tyres and blocked roads in the Ethiopian capital after the police announced the death of a popular musician who was shot in Addis Ababa.  Haacaaluu Hundeessaa – also known as Hachalu Hundessa – …

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The Root Causes of Insecurity in Marsabit And their Solution

By Mohamed Wato The security situation in Marsabit County continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate.  The county recorded security incidents with varying degrees of severity in the past two years in Forole, along the Moyale-Ethiopia border, and more recently in Moyale and Marsabit where some people were killed in …

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