Firm angles for Sh180b Somalia remittances with virtual banking service
Nairobi; Kenya: A local company Rapid Communications Ltd has ventured into to the Somali market after acquiring a 16 per cent stake in Nationlink Telecom, along with a banking services licence. The stake has enabled the company to roll out virtual banking services in Somalia.
UN fears repeat of Somalia food shortages when thousands died
Famine is stalking Somalia after a year of poor rains and heavy fighting, with more than a million lives at risk and little sense of urgency from the international community, the top UN envoy to the country warned.
Kenya to stay course in quest to stabilise Somalia - President
NAIROBI - Kenyan troops will keep fighting Islamist militants in Somalia until peace and stability is restored to the region, President Uhuru Kenyatta said, one year after gunmen stormed a shopping mall in his country's capital.
Al Shabaab's economic strategy is dipping into new wealth, making it more dangerous
By late 2008, it was estimated that Al Shabab controlled most of South-Central Somalia.
Although it took years of putting forces together and placing footholds in the country, the international community and the Somali government had to intervene to confront the ever-growing threat posed by the terrorist organisation.
As we saw over the past couple months, the historic union of the United Kingdom was on the verge of splitting up as the people of Scotland decided to go the polls to vote on independence or to remain part of the UK. On the day of the referendum, An overwhelming 55% voted to remain within the UK and put an end to talks of Scotland becoming an independent country. Now that we’ve witnessed the impact of Scotland’s referendum, there is a window of opportunity for the Republic of Somaliland to dive in and take another giant step on the quest for internationally recognized statehood.
Kenya Eager to Return Somali Refugees Wants Jubaland Settlement
Kenya is proposing that Somali refugees living at camps in the country’s north be moved to a settlement in southern Somalia as part of the United Nations-supported repatriation process, an Interior Ministry official said.
Majority of Kenyans wary of Shabaab attacks, want KDF troops back home
On the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall, a new opinion poll has been released showing that majority of Kenyans believe that chances of another deadly attack by the Somalia-based al Shabaab militants were "extremely high".
German Police Arrest Two Suspected of Being Members of Somali Militant Group
German police on Saturday arrested two men suspected of being members of the Somali terror organization al-Shabaab when they arrived at Frankfurt airport, the German attorney general's office said Sunday.