Al-Shabaab

By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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I have been following up what’s unfolding in Kenya, more so on the fate of the Somali refugee community in Eastleigh, in the capital city of Nairobi after the barbaric shooting incident in a church in Mombasa, which was closely followed by three explosions all within Eastleigh’s 12th Street. I have b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– By Mohamed Mubarak In March, the AU and the Somali National Army (SNA) launched their long-awaited offensive against Al-Shabaab. As was expected, Al-Shabaab withdrew from most areas without putting up much resistance. On the surface, the Somali government has won a huge chunk of territory back from...
By IAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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By Billow Kerrow  Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta was in Kigali where he apologised to Rwanda for Kenya’s silence and failure to intervene and stop the 1994 genocide.  The Rwanda genocide was triggered by ethnic profiling of the minority Tutsi community following a spate of attacks. Ultimately, w...
By IAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Abdirahman Yusuf Ali As a widely respected civil society leader and a founder of a large and successful university, President Mohamud was seen as a different kind of a leader who can herald the country into a new dawn and overcome enormous challenges. There were reasons to believe that President M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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By IRIN A major military offensive by Somali and African Union (AU) forces against insurgents may well contribute to Somalia’s long-term stability, but in the short-term the military action has led to the displacement of around 40,000 civilians, price hikes and the destruction of some basic infrastru...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 15th, 2014
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The Horn of Africa is the most conflict ridden region in the world. The people and the land are devastated by endless wars. The de facto no war no peace policy that has persisted between Ethiopia and Eritrea for the last 13 years affects the lives of millions in both countries and the stability of [&...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 25th, 2014
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al-Shabab spokesperson: • threatens government employees and Turkish nationals • denies al-Shabab has been ‘pushed out’ of many towns • questions Kenya’s claims that Westgate Mall attackers are dead An al-Shabab spokesperson has dismissed hopes that the December appointment of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2014
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Mark Twain one said, “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.” When news of his demise spread like wildfire, Twain astutely remarked, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Last week, Somali President Hassan S. Mohamoud had his Mark Twain moment. When Turk...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 17th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I must confess that I take a bit of perverse pleasure in getting full vindication for my long held view that the regime in Ethiopia runs a kangaroo court system. For years, I have been saying that there is no rule of law in Ethiopia and that the courts are kangaroo […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 16th, 2013
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Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) Troops belonging to the “Liyuu Police” who come under the Ethiopian administration in Somali territories in Ethiopia have came under accusation of massacring almost sixty ethnic Somalis in the cities of Mustahil and Qalafe on the border Somali-Ethiopian ...