Al-Shabab

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
In East Africa
Sep 23rd, 2013
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Kenyan soldiers take cover after heavy gunfire near Westgate mall in Nairobi. (Carl de Souza, AFP/Getty Images / September 23, 2013)   By Robyn Dixon   A terrorist group holding hostages in a Nairobi shopping mall threatened to kill them, as heavy gunfire sounded in the Westgate mall early ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 22nd, 2013
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AP Photo/Jonathan KalanCivilians who had been hiding during the gun battle hold their hands in the air as a precautionary measure before being searched by police, inside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Sat., Sept. 21, 2013.   WARNING: STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES NPClick to enlarge NAIROBI...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 11th, 2013
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TORONTO — An investigation by United Nations monitors has found that the Eritrean consulate in Toronto was collecting money for the African country’s military as recently as January in violation of an arms embargo. The consulate was part of an “international system of illicit revenue collection” run ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 25th, 2013
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The United States of America, the United Nations and the UN Security Council spearheaded, supported, mediated and finally validated the legitimacy and integrity of the constitutional process which marked the end of the transition period and the election of an internationally recognized inclusive gove...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 27th, 2013
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NAIROBI, Kenya – A suspect in last week’s savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 while apparently preparing to train and fight with al-Qaida-linked Somali militants, an anti-terrorism police official said. Michael Adebolajo, who was carrying a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 22nd, 2013
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(IRIN) – Moves to bring three regions in the deep south of Somalia together into the state of Jubaland have turned into a tussle with the central government, with regional powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia playing important roles. After more than two decades of civil war and inter-clan conflict, S...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2013
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Nine al-Shabab Islamic extremists, most wearing suicide vests, stormed Somalia’s main court complex on Sunday while the Supreme Court was in session, firing a barrage of bullets during a running gun battle with security forces that lasted two hours, officials said. A preliminary ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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It’s a new day in Somalia. That’s the message I took away from a trip to the capital city of Mogadishu earlier this year. We have our best opportunity in more than two decades to help stabilize Somalia and advance U.S. national security interests — but only if we act quickly. The improved security si...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 21st, 2013
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U.S. citizens Omar Shafik Hammami (R) and Jehad Serwan Mostafa are seen in undated FBI handout photos.  NAIROBI — The U.S. State Department has offered $5 million rewards for information about two American citizens who have joined ranks with the Somali militant group al-Shabab.  One of the militants ...