Why Al-Shabaab Terror Group Targets Kenya, And What Can Be Done To Stop Attacks

An expanding democratic space and high levels of corruption also mean that al-Shabaab is able to exploit Kenya’s governance weaknesses when it comes to security.

Somalia’s Meat Could Be East Africa’s Poison; And The Rise Of A ‘Smart’ Spy Agency From The Ashes Of War

First published in The East African, Sept. 1-7, 2012 NAIROBI: Somalia’s long transition ended on August 20, with its war-battered capital Mogadishu more peaceful than it has been in 20 years. However, the African Union peacekeeping mission, Amisom, which can claim credit for the change in Somalia, is not holding a victory parade yet. In often bitterly fought urban warfare, Amisom …