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Kenyan and Somali Troops Enter Al-Shabaab Strong Hold of Kismayo

African Union (AU) forces have launched a sea and land assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major stronghold of Somalia's...

Al-Shabaab Commander Killed by Kenyan Army in Kismayu Attack

A senior Al Shabaab commander was among seven people killed as Kenya Defence Forces continued shelling the Somali port town of Kismayu. Military Spokesman Colonel...

New Look African Union Mission in Somalia Now Includes Kenya

Kenya is to send close to 5,000 soldiers to serve under a new look African Union Mission to Somalia. The United Nation Security Council...

Kenya Joins Uganda in Arms Shopping Spree

Kenya's use in Somalia of attack helicopters from China, fighter jets from Jordan and armoured vehicles from Israel is evidence that the country has been upgrading its military capabilities in response to new threats. The latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), analysing arms deals by African countries said that Operation Linda Nchi illustrates "the importance of arms imports for facilitating military responses to threats to security."

Human Intelligence Takes Center Stage In Kenya’s Battle With Al-Shabaab

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenyan soldiers and the Al-Shabaab militia are using locals in a bid to emerge victorious in the military operation in Somalia. The Kenyan troops are using humanitarian assistance to endear the Somalis as they gather intelligence on the Al-Shabaab while the terror group is using the locals as human shields.