Western commercial oil exploration in disputed areas of Somalia and discrepancies over which authorities can issue licenses to companies could spark further conflict in the African nation, U.N. monitors warned in a confidential report.
Kenya’s government rejected accusations by Somalia that its forces breached their peacekeeping mandate and said the troops will remain there until the Horn of Africa country stabilizes.
PIRATE attacks off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden dropped to their lowest level since 2006, an international watch group says.
Just weeks after british drilling company Tullow Oil announced it had doubled estimates of net oil in Turkana, a Canadian firm Vanoil Energy also prospecting in Kenya, has struck viable quantities of oil in North Eastern Kenya
Despite gradual improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia, the needs remain immense, a senior United Nations relief official said today, calling for greater investment to break the cycle of crisis in the Horn of Africa nation.
A police official says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a moving convoy of African Union troops in Somalia's capital, killing himself and at least two others.