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After famine and drought, Somali refugees face floods

Thousands of Somalis who fled famine, drought and conflict now face the misery of heavy rains and flooding in the region, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia,” High Commissioner for…

Kenyan troops enter Somalia to attack rebels

NAIROBI — Kenyan troops have crossed the border into war-torn Somalia to attack Islamist Shebab rebels they accuse of being behind several recent kidnappings of foreigners, Kenyan officials said on Sunday. “We have crossed into Somalia in pursuit of the Shehab, who are responsible for the kidnappings and attacks on…

Kenya ‘to pursue kidnappers into Somalia’

Kenya’s military will pursue Somali gunmen across the frontier who they say are responsible for a spate of kidnappings of foreigners, the internal security minister said Saturday. “Our territorial integrity is threatened with serious security threats of terrorism, we cannot allow this to happen at all,” said Internal Security Minister…

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