From Somalia to Sweden: the refugee forced to live apart from his wife and child
The way Amin Amey tells it, the romance began with a headache. He had gone to buy painkillers in the market of Ifo, one of the five camps that make up the complex of Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee settlement. The pharmacy was next door to a tailor, on a side street strung with sacking to soften the desert sun. Waiting on a bench outside was a beautiful girl who had a headache too. The tailor began to tease her.
Texas Attacker Left Trail of Extremist Ideas on Twitter
Counterterrorism officials on Tuesday were studying the electronic trails left by two men killed by a police officer as they shot at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, looking for any direct ties to the Islamic State extremist group in Syria. The group praised the gunmen in a statement as “soldiers of the caliphate,” the unified Muslim land that it purports to be building.
Uganda's capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says
Inside the second busiest hospital in Uganda, a Somali refugee gingerly paces up and down the maternity ward to ease her labour pains, passing a Congolese woman resting in bed after a Caesarean section.
Kenyans Hoping US Has Answers to Security Problems
On the streets of Nairobi, Kenyans are talking about a photograph on page two of The People's Daily newspaper. Attached to a story about John Kerry’s visit, it shows a heavily-armed American soldier, in full body armor, with an assault rifle in his hands and another sidearm strapped to his leg. Next to him is a Kenyan police officer seemingly unarmed in a standard issue uniform, no body armor, standing with his arms behind his back.
Kerry says Kenya has role in resolving Somalia, South Sudan conflicts
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Kenya on Monday it had an important role in helping resolve conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia and pledged $45 million in new aid to help it deal with 600,000 refugees.
Suspected Al-Shabaab youth arrested after return from Somalia
A man is being held over alleged links with the Al-Shabaab terror group.
The man is said to have disappeared from his home only to return after a year with documents suggesting he travelled to Somalia. Moris Mwakina Tolle alias Idris Hassan Tole was arrested at Mgange-Nyika trading centre in Taita sub-county on Sunday. Taita OCPD Benjamin Muhia said they recovered from the 23-year-old suspect three Somali currency notes, Arabic literature, three mobile phones and five sim cards including bus tickets showing he had come from Garissa. Police said they acted on information from the public and intercepted the suspect at Mgange-Nyika trading centre and took him to his house where the items were recovered.