Ben Kew

Ben Kew

Ben Kew is a politics and national security reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @ben_kew

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Jihadists Storm Presidential Palace

Islamic extremists from the Al Qaeda-linked terror group Al-Shabaab launched an offensive against the presidential palace in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday, leading to a shootout where five jihadists were killed.

A file photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows members of the Al-Shabaab in Elasha Biyaha, Somalia

Argentina Swears in Socialist President

Peronist Alberto Fernández assumed power as president in Argentina on Tuesday, a return to power for the socialists after predecessor Mauricio Macri failed to stem an economic decline triggered by a decade of leftist rule.

President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez smiles during the reception of foreign leaders at Salon Blanco of Casa Rosada Government Palace on December 10, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images)

Starved Zimbabwe Spends Tens of Thousands on iPads for Politicians

The City Council of Harare, Zimbabwe, blew tens of thousands of dollars on iPads for councilors and selected managers, local media noted Tuesday, days after a United Nations report found the nation on the brink of “man-made starvation.”

Peter John Vinyu (C) who is unemployed sits among his friends along a road in Highfield township in Harare on August 27, 2019, where he says only one or two youths from his neighbourhood are working while most of those without work are now resorting to taking drugs to pass …