Several casualties have been reported after Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces. According to media reports this Sunday morning, heavy exchange of fire broke out between Al-Shabaab and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces, particularly Burundian troops and troops from Djibouti in Bulo-Burde and Jalalaqsi districts of Hiran region last night. The fighting erupted after Al-Shabaab militants launched several attacks on AMISOM military bases in Bulo-Burde
Today, Saturday, gave word die media die Re-election of Ismail Omar Guelleh as President of Djibouti State after polling stations and votes have been counted.Djibouti is a one party state, a Ismail was able to voted in once again.The country has a very low population that is 200K registered voters for the whole country, in Kenya that is like a county.
Al-Shabaab militia continues to cause instability in Somalia.The largest militant organization is fighting to overthrow Somalia's government and the foreign military presence supporting it in a bid to control Somalia's territories and establish a society that will follow their change of Islamic law.
Somalia last week threatened to withdraw from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) after the group ruled in favor of Kenya in a diplomatic row between the two countries. IGAD is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa, whose headquarter is in Djibouti. The IGAD member states are; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Led by Djiboutian Ambassador to Kenya Yacin Elmi Bouh and his counterpart to Somalia Aden Hassan Aden, the fact-finding team that also included
The relationship between Kenya and Somalia is currently at all time low.The recent fighting between Somali troops and 'rebels' near Somalia- Kenya border resulted in finger pointing between the two countries reaching a level where AU urged the both sides to put aside their differences and pursue peace dialogue through IGAD These counter accusations between these two countries have weaken the fight against Alshabaab Terrorists and the militia is seizing the opportunity to heightened their operations President
Photo Courtesy Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KenGen has won yet another massive contract worth just over 700 million Kenya Shillings to drill a new geothermal energy well in Djibouti. This new record contract is the third similar victory by Kenya's traditional energy generator, in Africa. The previous two being in Ethiopia and Rwanda. The company has also formed a partnership with the three countries, that is Rwanda, Ethiopia and now Djibouti to enhance quality power supply to millions of Sub-Saharan
Kenya has been drawn in Group E of CAF Africa world cup qualifications cycle.There are 54 FIFA-affiliated nations in the upcoming world cup qualification contention and this time round the Harambee Star's believe that they've got what it takes to qualify for the world most coveted football stage. (Johana Omollo in
The Great Rift Valley is a 6,000-kilometre fault system in the earth's crust,stretching from Lebanon to Mozambique.South of Ethiopia,the Great Rift Valley divides into an eastern and a western branch.The eastern branch runs through Kenya and Tanzania.The western branch runs along the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border.The branches converge at Lake Malawi,in south-eastern Africa,and continue south as one system to central Mozambique.The Great Rift Valley is the longest fault system in the world. The
Kenya and Djibouti are among the countries in Africa that host American bases and where US AFRICOM direct most of their operations when it comes to fighting terrorism.These bases holds a range of US drones and other advance technologies that have been instrumental in the fight against terrorism and also in gathering the intelligence. Apart from housing millitary gears,these bases are also used to train local forces which had benefited our countries greatly.US soldiers also conduct regular exercises to ensure
Al-Shabaab continues to cause havoc in Somalia. It has been revealed today that the militia has raided the African Union Mission in Somalia(AMISOM). Al Shabaab terrorists have claimed that at least one AU Peacekeeper has been killed. Several have been wounded in the raid in a camp that was hosting Djibouti troops that are collaborating with AMISOM. The attack took place in Bula-Burde and Jalalaqis in Hiran region Central Somalia. The Al-Shabaab attacks have led to a heavy fight in that region as the troops tried
Two Somali army bases in Somalia's Bariire and Awdhegel towns in Lower Shabelle region near Mogadishu are under heavy attack by AlShabaab fighters - Residents say as reported by morad news on tweeter account Both attacks reportedly began with VBIED attacks, followed by heavily armed fighters who stormed the bases. AlShabaab fighters
Eastern Africa heads of states assembled at the iconic city of Djibouti in Djibouti in the 38th IGAD summit with the pivotal agenda been to discuss and deliberate on security challenges in member states, humanitarian situation in Tigray as well as the drastic increase in the Covid-19 infection across the region. The Somalian government had requested the IGAD's chairman, Sudan's Prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok to add to the agenda the severed diplomatic ties with Kenya. They had also requested IGAD to disburse
Kenya and Somalia's diplomatic relations had taken a different direction in the last one month after Somalia decided to expel Kenya diplomats from Mogadishu. Somalia had accused Kenya of interferes with its internal affairs by hosting Some Somalia political leaders in Nairobi. Things got worse last week after Somalia released another press statement this time accusing Kenya of arming and equipping militia groups in the Mandera region with an aim of destabilizing Somalia. Kenya dismissed all the allegations.
Just a valid passport is required. But at your point of entry, some may also need it. Here is the list of the seven countries Rwanda: easily the neatest country in Africa, Rwanda has become an investment and tourist destination. The East African nation is taking a new look after the 1994 genocide war. It is also a stable nation with a national crime rate of less than 5%. The Nigerian passport holders are issued visas at the entry point with just $100. Djibouti: Djibouti is one of Nigeria's best destinations
Khat plant is a tree that grows at high altitudes. It is cultivated in countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The chewing of khat is also common in those countries. Historically, khat leaves have been chewed since ancient times to alleviate fatigue, enhance work capacity, stay alert, reduce hunger, induce euphoria and enhance self esteem. Khat is considered to increase blood pressure and heart rate, and is associated with euphoregenic and psychoestimulants effects. Cathinone is the main contributor