Chalk up a major win for global health: according to the World Health Organization, Africa has been free of wild cases of Polio since July. This comes down to a dedicated vaccination campaign that has advanced the continent towards zero cases.
The Twitter feed for Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab lit up on May 27 publishing photos of aircraft wreckage and extolling the virtues of the group's fighters who, after several hours of shooting, brought down an unmanned drone near the town of Buulo Mareer. The Pentagon's confirmation that it did lose the UAS,…
So how do private security firms manage their armed menageries without getting hamstrung by weapons import restrictions and international law? They keep their weapons aboard armored barges in the open ocean of course.
The Maersk Alabama, was captured last night off the Somali coast after a five-hour showdown with as many as three pirate skiffs. The ship was filled with relief aid for Kenya, and was headed toward the port of Mombasa. It is the sixth ship to be commandeered in recent days.