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Kenya tightens security on porous Somalia border

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Kenya has increased security on its porous desert border with Somalia ahead of an expected offensive by government forces there that could...

Six reported killed in Somali capital fighting

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Islamist insurgents fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace in the Somali capital overnight, prompting return fire by troops that killed at...

African summit hears world ignoring Somalia crisis

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The worsening crisis in Somalia is as big a threat to global security as Afghanistan but is being ignored by the world....

Djibouti planning to sending 450 troops to Somalia

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Djibouti said it is planning to send 450 soldiers to Somalia possibly next month to boost the African Union (AU) peace mission...

EU agrees on mission to train Somali forces

The European Union today agreed to set up a military mission in Uganda to train Somali government forces who are fighting an...

State Security looking at Somali threat

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South Africa's intelligence agencies have reportedly stepped up their surveillance of possible terrorist threats to the country and June's World Cup, with...

Is SA eyeing Somalia?

Is South Africa contemplating involvement in Somalia? The question arises in the wake of SA winding up its successful eight-year peace mission...

SAIRR postulates al-Qaeda threat to World Cup

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The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says this June's soccer World Cup faces a real threat from al-Qaeda. The think...

SA decries “sport terrorism”

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South Africa has launched an offensive to counter mainly European media reports and as well as what it considers unfounded concerns that...

African pirates are on our radar – Interpol

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The global policing group Interpol and Europe's police body have announced that they have joined forces to fight piracy off the Horn...

Mali plans to send military experts to Somalia.

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The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says the government of Mali is considering sending military experts to the headquarters of...

Uganda beefs up security amid al-Shabab terrorist threats

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Security in Uganda has been tightened up due to fear of Somali's al-Shabab militia attacks. More guards have been placed at security...

Somalia faces humanitarian crisis in 2010

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War-torn and drought-ravaged Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis with no funding so far raised or pledged for next year for food,...

Technology to combat High Seas piracy

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Engineers at BAE Systems have developed an electronic early warning system aimed at combating soaring levels of piracy on the high seas and plan...

SA Navy not yet scheduled to go pirate hunting

The South African Navy is not presently scheduled to join the international anti- piracy activities in the Indian Ocean. That's the latest word on...

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