Al-Shabaab

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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain When you live in East Africa In the vicinity of Kenya; When you collate Books like IT’s OUR TURN TO EAT With what you see in flesh Where democratically elected MPs Pass draconian Bills Just to piss of those Who coveted their turn To gorge themselves; Then you know Kenya’s vibrancy I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 3rd, 2013
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  The Westgate attack in Kenya with its accompanying butchery of every man, woman and child in a shopping mall who couldn’t name Mohammed’s mother is being met with baffled mutterings about “senseless violence.”   But there’s nothing senseless about the violence that took place. Terrorists ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2013
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During the four-day siege in Kenya’s Westgate shopping Mall, al-Shabaab jihadists raped, tortured, beheaded, dismembered, castrated, gouged out eyes, amputated fingers and hung hostages on hooks from the roof. According to a forensic medical doctor, “They [the al-Shabaab attackers] removed eyes, ears...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 30th, 2013
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By Horace G Campbell As peace loving beings in all parts of the world absorb the enormity of the extremists attack on innocent civilians in Kenya leading to the deaths of over 70 persons, it is important to start out by condemning in no uncertain terms the cowardly nature of this attack by the fanati...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 16th, 2013
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As the US extends its global terrorism alert to include embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa, this would seem an appropriate moment to examine of the state of al-Qaeda and its affiliate Al-Shabaab in Somalia. A thoughtful piece by Fareed Zakaria explains that al-Qaeda is becoming a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Abdusalam Omer – Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia – and accused by latest UN report of being at the centre of corruption involving state assets. The French were right. As their adage goes, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme change,” (The more things change, the more they stay the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2013
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Kenya has dismissed a UN report which accuses its troops in Somalia of facilitating charcoal exports in defiance of a UN Security Council ban. The report, leaked to Reuters news agency, said Kenyan troops helped export charcoal from Kismayo port after militant Islamist group al-Shabab lost control of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2013
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By Hassan M. Abukar The week of June 19th was a bloody milestone for the course of jihad in Somalia as the leaders of Al-Shabaab clashed in Barawe, a coastal city in the south. That conflict led to the killing of some of the top echelon of the terror group and the escape of others. […]...