Somalia’s government and its foreign backers said on Thursday (April 11) that they had worked on a plan to try and strengthen the army to take over the fight against al Shabaab militants from over-stretched African Union troops.
The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya‘s Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving emphasis to an issue that is a growing liability for the government before August elections.
No fewer than three Somali soldiers on a ordnance-clearing mission were killed on Monday by a roadside bomb just 90 km (60 miles) north of the capital, from where Islamists militants were routed six years ago.
Outside Lucy Ndungu’s Nairobi office, the queue of angry aspiring politicians snaked down the stairs, out of the door and into the adjoining beer garden as hundreds lined up to register as independent candidates for Kenya‘s elections.
Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist, sources say, and are unable to give details about suspects they said they arrested.