Tag: Al-shabaab

  • Charcoal funds terrorism

    Illegal activity rakes in millions. Charcoal Smuggling Finances Somali Terrorist Groups Terrorists are making over $7 million a year by smuggling charcoal illegally out of Somalia, according to estimates by the […]

  • CMF on charcoal smuggling

    lllegal trade funds terror group. CTF152 Hold Counter Charcoal Smuggling Conference The second conference on combatting the illegal smuggling of Somalian charcoal was held at the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in […]

  • Somali stability concerns

    Jubaland, Puntland, Southwest, Galmudug and Hirshabelle regions accuse the government of interfering with regional issues. UN cautions stand-off in Somalia could ruin stabilization efforts The UN top envoy in Somalia […]

  • AMISOM’s logistic woes

    Impassable roads and ambushes cause logistical headaches. AMISOM Explores Sea, Air Options to Deliver Supplies Already hamstrung by logistical challenges over the area it controls, the African Union peacekeeping force […]

  • Kenya’s maritime efforts

    Kenya moves to secure maritime domain. Kenya pledges enhanced maritime security to develop blue economy Kenya’s defense forces will enhance surveillance along its coastline to ensure that development of blue […]

  • New boats for Kenya

    ‘Metal Sharks’ to be used to stop Al Shabaab entering Kenyan waters. US delivers final boats to Kenya Navy to bolster marine patrols By JOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – […]

  • CG for Kenya?

    A new CG emerges? Kenya: Bill proposes an armed force to fight terrorism, maritime crime By FRED MUKINDA Kenya could soon have an armed force that will predominantly operate in […]

  • NK and the Horn

    Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia maintain covert military ties with Pyongyang, despite UN sanctions. North Korea’s Military Partners in the Horn of Africa By Samuel Ramani On November 14, 2017, a UN […]

  • Pirates helping terrorists?

    Proving the terrorism/piracy nexus? Somali pirates are under investigation for supporting ISIS, report says Somali pirates already threaten ships heading past their country’s coast with hijacking. Now, international authorities are […]

  • Somalia gets support

    Somalia desperate for arms embargo lift. Somalia signs security pact with backers at London talks Somalia has signed a security pact with the international community aimed at building a national […]

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