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Members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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Tanzania to join DR Congo war against M23 rebels

Tanzania is ready to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight M23 rebels who are making advances to the capital Kinshasa, a minister has said. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Hassan Ali On Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Uganda helicopters missing in Somalia mission

KAMPALA — A number of Ugandan military helicopters went missing in Kenyan airspace on Sunday on their way to Somalia to reinforce African Union peacekeeping forces battling al Shabaab rebels, the Ugandan military More...

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Djiboutian Colonel appointed Spokesperson of AMISOM

Outgoing AMISOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda (right) shakes hands with his successor, Colonel Ali Aden Houmed. MOGADISHU — African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) took a careful first step with Somalia More...

Somali leader arrives in Khartoum for talks
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Somali President visits Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan ahead of elections

MOGADISHU — Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed has departed on an African trip with stops in Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, to strengthen ties and for a regional support. Mr. Ahmed embarked on a regional trip More...

Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood
By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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KENYA: Big money in little Mogadishu

NAIROBI — On a visit to a bank in Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood, Richard Etemesi was taken aback by the appearance of a customer. “He had dollars all over his body – in his socks, his belt; he was More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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EU Threatens To Cut Financial Aid From TFG

NAIROBI — The European Union, one of the major financiers of Amisom and the Somali Transitional Federal Government, has threatened to cut further support if the current office holders do not relinquish power More...