[Citizen] Al Shabaab’s report on the Sunday attack at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County was exaggerated, the US military has said. Manda Bay is an area where US forces provide training and counter-terrorism support to East African partners.
[The Conversation Africa] Two significant attacks have been carried out by al-Shabaab in recent weeks. On 6 January 2020, the Somali-based terrorist group attacked a Kenyan military base close to the former coastal holiday destination of Lamu
[Reporter] Speaks of ‘saving Ethiopia’ from war
TOURISTS VISITING Kenya’s lovely Lamu archipelago are normally stirred from their slumber by pleasant sounds, such as gently lapping waves or the call to prayer drifting across the water. But on January 5th some were woken by the less melodious rattle and crump of distant battle.
[Nation] On the morning of July 8, 2016, Mark Turnbull, who had just been hired as the managing director of the non-US political division of controversial data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, landed at the JFK Airport in New York and immediately saw the dozens of e-mails waiting in his inbox.
[Nation] Al-Shabaab’s report on the Sunday attack at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County was exaggerated, the US military has said.
FOR MONTHSyoung Iraqi protesters trying to reach the Green Zone, the government enclave in Baghdad, were met with bullets and tear-gas canisters, the latter often fired at their heads. But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The men, affiliated to Kataib Hizbullah, an Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary group, tried to storm the American embassy
[Vanguard] After weeks of excitement and anxiety it all goes down tonight at the first edition of the Livespot X Festival where American female rapper and Grammy awards-winning star, Cardi B will be the headliner alongside Nigeria’s finest superstar singers. Perhaps, the biggest imagination running wild has been the prospect of having Nigeria’s hottest, sexiest, female showstopper, Tiwa Savage and the American ex stripper strutt their stuff on the same stage.
AFTER A BIG rise in the state-controlled price of fuel on November 15th, anger erupted across Iran. Protesters in more than 100 cities blocked traffic, torched banks and burned down petrol stations
THE ANNOUNCEMENT on November 18th by Mike Pompeo, the American secretary of state, was unscheduled but not unexpected.