Al-Shabaab

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is important to look at the track record of aid organisations in responding to emergencies in the country. This will help explain what should be done to aid local communities in becoming better prepared. How we got here The work...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Jeremy Lind Weeks after deadly attacks killed 60 at Mpeketoni in Kenya’s Lamu County, new raids on July 5th in Lamu and Tana River counties left over 20 dead, sowing fear anew in a country growing accustomed to sophisticated attacks of murderous brutality. As before, a heavily armed group came dur...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Senseless assassination of Hon. Mohamed Mohamud Hayd One of the most experienced and steadfast Somali politicians of Somalia, Adm. (ret.) Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, was killed today, Thursday, morning in Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu, when alleged al Shabaab...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak For months, the Kenyan security forces have been rounding up ethnic Somalis in Nairobi. This is part of a security operation (Operation Usalama Watch) which presumes that terrorists in Kenya are solely of Somali origin. This presumption is wrong and is a clear manifestation of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 27th, 2014
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– By Dr Dominik Balthasar Somalia has achieved important progress since the onset of the year of 2014. Most prominent among the positive developments is the push-back of al-Shabaab, realised by a joint military offensive of the Somali Armed Forces (SAF) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 16th, 2014
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By Abukar Arman   As a former detractor who has not been a fan of the Obama administration’s foreign policy toward Somalia, it is an overstatement to say that I watched Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman’s speech on June 3rd with certain level of skepticism. Of course, nothin...
By IAfrica
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May 11th, 2014
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The Federal Government of Somalia has today begun training of administrators for the towns recovered in the recent military offensive by the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). 165 administrators have been identified by the Ministry of Interior and Federalism...
By IAfrica
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May 10th, 2014
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By Mohamed Kahiye Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is one of the most complex conflicts in the continent today apart from the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia, the M23 rebels in the democratic republic of Congo and the ongoing ethnic conflict in South Sudan. The group which derives its name from ...
By IAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Lucas Barasa  Monday, April 28, 2014 When you meet him in the mosque, Sheikh Mohamed looks like he cannot hurt a fly. He wears the demeanour of a shy, polite and courteous man of faith who religiously delivers his sermon at a mosque in Afmadow in southern Somalia every day. As Afmadow’s Chief Kadh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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By Samuel N The Eritrean government propaganda are so outrageous that even the hardcore government supporters have to tune-down government propaganda in an effort to make the claims seem less stupid. Even critics often moderate many of the government’s claims just to make them reasonable enough to be...