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American military preparing for seven-year mission to battle Islamist militants in Somalia

By Brian Brinker

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will extend the national emergency declaration in Somalia for at least one more year. The Pentagon, however, is buckling down for an even longer mission, one that could extend for seven years or more. President Trump cited the Islamist insurgency in the country as an “unusual and extraordinary threat.”

Currently, the U.S. Special Operations Forces are working to establish and train an elite unit of Somali soldiers to combat al-Shabaab militants. The group has been linked to al-Qaeda. While President Trump has sought to diminish America’s large and expensive military presence across the world, some hotspots remain too dangerous to ignore. Read more

US American Music Abroad brings T Sisters’ indie folk to Egypt

By: Nourhan Magdi
American Music Abroad (AMA) program sponsored by the US State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo bring U.S. folk band “The T Sisters” to introduce their indie folk sound to Cairo.
The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen. They performed public concerts and collaborated with Egyptian artists and leading workshops.

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NBA To Invest Millions Of Dollars In New African League

By Omar Mohammed

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The NBA will invest millions of dollars in Basketball Africa League, its first professional league outside of North America, and will be hands-on in its operation, a top executive said on Tuesday.

The NBA, in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), is launching the Basketball Africa League in January 2020, featuring 12 teams from across the continent. Read more

American nurse who is chasing his dream in the potato fields of Kenya

In Summary

  • Gasperi is a certified seed potato farmer in the region.
  • According to him, seed potato farming, which he went into last year, is an unexploited opportunity.
  • Gasperi says he landed upon the idea during a golf outing when a top National Environment Management Authority shared his frustrations in trying to get quality seed potatoes.
  • Visitors and cars entering the farm are disinfected to avoid transferring diseases and germs to the cuttings


A one-kilometre murram road running from Charagita junction, off the Dundori-Ol Joro Orok Road in Nyandarua County, terminates at a Chinese construction company depot.

Thereafter, one takes a very rough road that makes the drive torturous in hot and dry humid weather conditions. Our destination is a potato farm that is run by an American.

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