Politics

Former Kenyan minister arrested in Uganda over alleged gold scam

Former Kenyan minister arrested in Uganda over alleged gold scam

Ugandan authorities have arrested Kenya’s former Assistant Minister for Internal Security Stephen Tarus on allegations of smuggling gold into the country using forged documents. Mr Tarus was arrested last week and arraigned before a Ugandan anti-corruption court on Wednesday for falsification of export documents, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) said. …

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Somali government struggles to rescue UN workers held by Al-Shabab

Somali government struggles to rescue UN workers held by Al-Shabab

The Somali government said it was working to rescue passengers from a UN helicopter captured by Al Shabaab militants, local media reported. The U.N.-contracted helicopter was conducting an air medical evacuation when a technical problem forced it to make an emergency landing near Hindhere village in central Somalia, an area …

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