The East African

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:04
If Al Shabbab seems less fleet-footed and lethal today than it did a year and a half ago, part of the credit must go to the US. It now looks like President Trump — who is breathtakingly naïve about the threat that Al Shabaab-like groups pose — wants the review in order to cut back US involvement in Somalia. This would be a strategic and costly long-run mistake for US policy in the Horn of Africa.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:37
The European Union will pay the salaries of the Somali Police Force, an official said.The new EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Veronique Lorenzo, stated Thursday that the 6,800 police officers will receive the payment next week and that the intervention would support the police’s agenda to reform the security sector.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:34
Kenya's Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo on Friday launched joint field training for over 2,000 military officers from East African Community (EAC) member states in Kwale County at the coast.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:18
The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) said journalists have had to contend with frequent death threats, arbitrary arrests, assaults, detention and killings under President Salva Kiir's administration.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:51
President Barack Obama has renewed sanctions against Sudan for another year, dashing Khartoum's hope of relieve. A statement released by the State Department on Tuesday quoted President Obama saying that Khartoum's policies remained an "extraordinary threat" to the national security of the United States.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:07
A former top financial manager in the Somali government has released a report detailing how over $1 billion was diverted from the national budget between 2013 and 2015. The whistleblower says the government receives and spends more money from donors and domestic revenue than they account for.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:39
The South Sudan government has finally acknowledged the presence of Sudanese rebels inside its territory and promised to flush them out to maintain good relations between the two countries.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:41
Ethiopia could be headed for largescale ethnic strife that would have negative repercussions to the region despite the state of emergency. The biggest concern is that Ethiopia’s instability will kill counter terrorism programmes against al-Shabaab.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:38
President al-Bashir and his ruling National Congress Party (NCP) have the challenge of implementing the recommendations of the National Document signed on October 10 after two years of negotiations.There is optimism within the NCP elite that the US will soon ease more economic sanctions after Washington in early October lifted restrictions on making certain non-commercial bank transactions with Sudan, mainly on humanitarian funding.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:41
The South Sudanese government continues to harbor and aid armed groups active in neighboring Sudan, the United States has said. Such assistance places South Sudan in violation of a United Nations Security Council resolution as well as numerous agreements between Juba and Khartoum, a State Department spokesman declared.