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 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/-/
February 26, 2012
FRAMINGHAM (AP) — President Barack Obama’s uncle will be back in court on drunken driving charges this week, when his lawyer is expected to ask a judge to toss out the results of a blood-alcohol test and statements he made to police.