The investigation is focused on a woman whose passport picture bears a strong likeness to Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of Germaine Lindsay.
Posted Wednesday, February 29 2012
Senior Al-Qaeda operative Saif al-Adel wanted for alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was arrested at Cairo airport on Wednesday.
Adel was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network’s leadership after Osama bin Laden’s death.
Security officials did not say why the Egyptian militant, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list with a reward of up to $5 million dollars for his capture, flew in to Cairo. Read More: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/Senior+Qaeda+militant+arrested+at+Cairo+airport/-/1066/1356280/-/sywj0lz/-/
February 28, 2012
MANDERA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says a police reservist has been shot dead by masked men suspected to be members of an al-Qaida-linked group from neighboring Somalia.
Mandera District Commissioner Benson Leparmorijo said Tuesday three gunmen attacked the police reservist near a shop at this Kenya-Somalia border town. Read More : http://www.wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.international/2a410079-www.wgme.com.shtml
Kenyan troops make inroads in Somalia
By Ioannis Gatsiounis – Special to The Washington Time
Monday, February 27, 2012
About 1,500 Kenyan soldiers crossed Somalia’s eastern border in October without approval from African Union peacekeepers, who were there to support a shaky transitional government in a lawless nation gripped in turmoil for more than 20 years. Read More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/27/kenyan-troops-make-inroads-in-somalia/
The angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” (Judges 6:12)
We no longer can generalize the message that God has for his children in this hour. Our heavenly father is not sending block messages or what we call ‘one size fits all’ messages. His message for us today is customized and tailored for each one of us. In this hour, his children have a cry, and each of them has a cry that is unique. We all might be crying, but the sound and the depth of our cries will differ depending on what we are going through today. Someone might be crying to God for their children or for food, healing, comfort, marriage, finances, job and salvation of loved ones.
Just as we as his children have different cries to God, he is speaking to us also on different levels. This is an important time in the kingdom of God for those that have a covenant with the Lord. It is a time that God is speaking to each of his child. Has he spoken a specific word to you? Have you heard a word that only you can identify with? Do you have a cry to God that no one can understand except our God? Are you feeling discouraged? Has the world given you a name to identify you with your circumstances or situations?
God is not in our past or in our future; he is in the now, in our present. Before God can become the God of our future, he must become the God of our present. Depending on where we are in our walk with him in this season our God is speaking to us. When God addresses us, he meets us at that point of our need. To some he is speaking repentance because we have walked away from his ways. Maybe we have doubted him, become unfaithful, or backslidden. He is saying, “come back to me, repent of your sins and return to me.” To some he is speaking restoration because we are feeling tired and worn out. The enemy has stolen our identity, he has stolen things from us, or we have allowed the enemy to take what the Lord gave to us.
Regardless of what has happened, God wants to restore us. He wants to restore our faith and our confidence in him. To some he is speaking encouragement because we are discouraged and we are tempted to give up. Remember when Gideon was discouraged, God spoke encouragement. We are in times of difficulty and stress, so it is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. It is easy to fall into self-pity because when we look at our own strength, abilities, power and background, we find nothing to put our hope in. The devil will want us to major on minor things and minor on the major.
However, remember the favor of God over our live and that his mercies for us are new every morning. Remember his loving kindness is unto you and your children’s children.
To some God is speaking repositioning because the enemy wants to shift you. He wants to deposition you, to throw you off from where God has planted you. God therefore speaks to you to reposition yourself. When the Lord speaks of repositioning, it is because the position you have been standing on is about to be shaken and therefore you need to gain more ground and posture. He speaks because the enemy you have been fighting is changing strategy, and the Lord tells you to reposition so you are not caught unawares. To some he is saying remain in me.
Why is he saying this? It is because the enemy wants you to leave the Lord. He wants you to stop believing what you have believed all these years. He wants you to stop praying and trusting God. However, the Lord is saying, “continue in me”. Jesus said, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7). The key to receiving what we ask for is to remain in him. The Lord is telling some to be still and know that He is God. Why is he saying this? It is because the enemy wants us to revenge. He wants us to take matters into our own hands. He wants us to answer our own prayers outside the word of God. He wants us to quit waiting upon the Lord. He wants us to stop being longsuffering, patient and enduring. He wants us to run from one place to another seeking for solutions that do not meet the standards of the word of God. He wants us to be standing when the Lord wants us to be sitting. The enemy wants us to be running when the Lord wants us to be walking. He wants us to be shouting when the Lord wants us to be silent. He wants us to curse when the Lord wants us to bless. He wants us to be proud when the Lord wants us to be humble. The Lord is saying, “Be still and know that I am God”. How do we know that he is God? By letting him be God.
This week ask yourself what is God saying to you? Whatever he is saying, obey him and follow; do not ignore his voice.
The Nigerian government has reportedly included Sh5.2 billion (Naira 10 billion) for the purchase of a naval ship for which Kenya paid Sh4.1 billion in 2003 and which has not been delivered. Nigeria’s 2012 budget proposal has listed the purchase of the naval ship to be approved by Parliament. And sources at Kenya’s Department of Defence said the ship is scheduled to be delivered this year.
According to Pointblanknews.com, a Nigerian internet newsletter, the Nigerian National Assembly is scheduled to approve the the purchase of the navy vessel valued at about $30 million for the Nigerian Navy, although it already has Kenyan military insignia. The Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2012 budget allocations indicated that Naira 6.7 billion has been set aside under code 0116004 for the acquisition of two offshore patrol vessels labelled as “Kenyan OPV” that will be based in Calabar/Lagos. Six patrol boats and six X17m inshore boats are included in the Naira 10 billion Nigerian naval purchases. Read More: http://www.the-star.co.ke/national/national/64197-nigeria-targets-kenyan-naval-ship
Kenyan athletes have continued to underline their supremacy in back to back Kilimanjaro Marathon edition that was staged in Moshi yesterday.
The Kenyans runners were by far better than their Tanzanian counterparts to claim top fabulous cash prizes in the event much to the disappointment of the Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Emmanuel Nchimbi. Read More: http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=38890
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Exports of charcoal from the port of Kismayu in southern Somalia generate at least $15 million a year in revenues for Al Shabaab militants, according to a report by a UN monitoring group. Read More: http://allafrica.com/stories/201202270206.html
A potentially damaging book on Prime Minister Raila Odinga by a former adviser is in the hands of an extremist right-wing American writer who was deported from Kenya four years ago.
Mr Jerome Corsi reported late last week on the website of conservative publishing firm WorldNetDaily (WND) that he had the “devastating” manuscript from Mr Miguna Miguna, which he claimed would threaten Mr Odinga’s presidential election prospects. Read More: http://www.africareview.com/News/Controversial++book+on+Kenya+PM+in+the+hands+of+US+publisher/-/979180/1335956/-/12oaki8/-/