Somalian militants accuse Kenya of training pro-govt rebels

By Branko Brkic 12 October 2009

While allegations fly in Somalia that Ethiopian troops are operating in the failed Horn of Africa state, the militant Islamist al Shabab militia says Kenya is training pro-government militants to fight it and its allies in the southern port town of Kismayo. Al Shabab says the Kenyans are operating three training camps close to the border. This spells more bad news for an already chaotic situation, as AU member states may be operating beyond the mandate of the African Union Mission to Somalia in pursuing their own security interests along the Somali border.

Gallery

While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.


Election 2019

Maimane takes hardline on illegal immigration at DA’s 2019 campaign manifesto launch

By Ferial Haffajee

Canola oil is named such as to remove the "rape" from its origin as rapeseed oil.