Border villages and residents have also been banned from cross-border trade as Kenya says it is intensifying security operations in the area.
Fears of Secessionist Threat Behind Border Closure
Nation, 12 June 2019
Fears over a new secessionist outfit benefiting from contraband trade have fuelled Kenya's swift move to shut down its border with Somalia. Read more »
Police on patrol in Lamu (file photo).
Kenya Closes Border With Somalia in Lamu
Dalsan Radio, 11 June 2019
Kenya has closed its border with Somalia in Lamu indefinitely. Read more »
Kenya Closes Border With Somalia in Lamu Over Security Concerns
Nation, 11 June 2019
Kenya has closed its border with Somalia in Lamu indefinitely as security operations against Al Shabaab militants intensify. Read more »
Al-Shabaab Claims Bomb Attack in Lower Shabelle Region
Shabelle, 10 June 2019
Al-Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for an explosion near Wanlaweyn district in Lower Shabelle region, south of Somalia on Sunday. Read more »
Troops Retake Fresh Areas From Al-Shabaab Militants
Somali forces retook three villages near Bardere town in Gedo region on Sunday and killed three al-Shabab militants in the country's southern region of Gedo, officials said Monday. Read more »
UK Opens New Training Centre for the Somali National Army in Baidoa
Dalsan Radio, 10 June 2019
The United Kingdom (UK) has officially opened a training facility in southwestern Somalia as part of efforts to stabilize the Horn of African nation. Read more »
Gunmen Kill Local Administrator in Southern Somalia
Shabelle, 8 June 2019
Unknown assailants have shot and killed a local district official in Jowhar town, located some 90 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, witnesses said. Read more »
All fishermen are prohibited from carrying out their activities in Ras Kamboni and any other areas past Kiunga Town, all of which lay close to the Kenya-Somalia border, according ... Read more »
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