East Africa: Al-Shabaab’s Attacks Come Amid Backdrop of West’s Waning Interest

[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

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An attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns

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.

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Kenya: U.S. Official Says Slain Iran Military Boss Plotted Terror Attacks On Kenya

[Nation] US Vice President Mike Pence Saturday claimed the late Qasem Soleimani, the head of Quds Force – the elite part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — was a terrorist who plotted attacks including in Kenya, even as millions in the Middle east mourned the fallen commander as a hero.

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Somalia: Weather and War – How Climate Shocks Are Compounding Country’s Problems

[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi/Jowhar, Somalia -The failure of seasonal rains earlier this year in Somalia threatened more than two million people with hunger as their crops shrivelled in the fields and livestock died from the lack of water and pasture.

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