[Nation] The US Defence Department is considering closing military outposts in Kenya and three other African countries while also halving the number of its special operation forces on the continent, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
[VOA] Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of a U.S. special operations soldier earlier this month.
[UN News] After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
[Dalsan Radio] At least one American and two Somalia National Army troops were on Friday evening killed in an ambush by militant group Al-Shabaab in Bar Sanguni 45km from the Southern coastal town of Kismayu, Radio Dalsan reports.
[Shabelle] Kenya has suspended the construction of the 700 km security wall at the Mandera-Somalia border to quell tensions.
[Nation] Early last week, the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, flew to Mombasa for talks with two secessionist governors Ali Hassan Joho of Mombasa and Amason Kingi of Kilifi.
[Shabelle] Somaliland’s Kulmiye Presidential Candidate Muse Bihi Abdi has sent a threatening message to Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.
[VOA] African Union troops in Somalia have launched an operation to flush out al-Shabab militants from the Lower Shabelle region and secure main supply routes in the area.
[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -On November 3, the United States carried out two separate airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in a statement.