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ISS: Regulating khat could disrupt East Africa’s illegal drug economy

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Different laws and controls among countries in the region allow for a thriving smuggling market. In March 2020, Somalia suspended flights to its capital due...

Kenyan court jails two men for 2013 Westgate mall attack

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A Kenyan court sentenced two men on Friday to 18 years in prison for helping gunmen from Islamist group al Shabaab storm Nairobi’s Westgate...

ISS: East African terror groups are exploiting the seas

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Violent extremist groups operating in East Africa such as al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Sunna and the Islamic State in East Africa Somalia (IS-Somalia) are increasingly making...

ISS: East African human trafficking rings expand their operations

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Ninety-six Ugandan women, mostly children and youth, were stopped at Nairobi’s international airport in January en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for...

Locust threat in East Africa increases

Countries in East Africa are racing against time to prevent new swarms of locusts wreaking havoc on crops and livelihoods after the worst infestation...

Drones to deploy in fight against locusts

The UN will test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomisers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert...

Locusts threaten food security in East Africa

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Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more East African...

Centre rallies East Africa against extremists

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East Africa stretches from the mountains of Eritrea south through the Great Rift Valley, which burrows from Djibouti across Ethiopia and into Kenya. Somalia...

HMS Dragon seizes huge narcotics haul in Gulf

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Dragon has recorded a second major drugs bust in under a fortnight - this time seizing 1.6 million Pounds...

Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017

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Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...