Friday, September 18, 2020
Somalia's government accused Kenya on Friday of awarding offshore oil and gas exploration blocks illegally to multinationals Total and Eni because the concessions lie in waters claimed by Somalia. The spat between Kenya and its war-ruined neighbour could complicate the hunt for resources along a part of the East African...
U.S. increases ‘training’ and intelligence gathering in Africa The United States under the Obama administration is intensifying efforts to penetrate the African continent through seminars, military training operations, recognizance missions, Special Forces deployment, naval patrols and proxy wars. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) is largely leading these efforts, along with...
Armed guards on ships in the Indian Ocean have permission to fire first to fend off Somali pirates, under new guidance issued to UK-flagged ships. Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham said the new advice was clearer than earlier versions and was intended to give security teams instructions on when they can...
NAIROBI (Warsom) - The United States will impose travel sanctions and freeze assets of Somalis who hinder a political roadmap towards a new constitution and president in the Horn-of-Africa nation, a senior State Department official said on Sunday. Somalia faces an August deadline to achieve both targets, which are a key...
A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist insurgents. Magd Najjar, who was initially reported to be Swedish when he was arrested last month, was charged...
Monday 5 june(Warsom),The commissioner of Bandar beyla district in Somalia’s northeastern region of Puntland has echoed that foreign vessels are increasingly coming into Somalia waters and continue looting the fish as they also dump toxic wastes into the seas, Warsom reports. “In the night we can see huge number...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (WARSOM) — Four men who planned a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed were found guilty of terrorism Monday and sentenced each to 12 years in prison. The men were arrested in late December 2010 just hours before...
The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out 19 of 20 contempt citations against the Rochester woman who refused to stand before the judge and jury in the opening days of her terrorism trial last fall. Amina Farah Ali's stand against standing up in court is not over yet. The...
South Africa stands ready to play its part in supporting Somalia as it moves closer to realising its vision of a prosperous and stable democracy. "We are committed to assisting the Somali people through capacity and  institution-building that will empower that country to respond to the challenges faced in the...