Al-Shabab

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 18th, 2013
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By Bashir Goth In its issue, 2nd -8th March 2013, The Economist magazine drew a rosy picture of Africa in a 14-page special report of what it described as “the world’s fastest growing continent,” with a cover page title “Aspiring Africa”,  featuring the picture of a giraffe with an exaggeratedly long...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 4th, 2013
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Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has opened a new Twitter account in English, less than two weeks after its previous account was suspended. A senior al-Shabab official told the BBC that the new account was genuine. Al-Shabab’s previous English-language account was suspended after...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2013
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A Somali militant group says it will execute several Kenyan hostages unless Kenya heeds its demands to free Muslims arrested on terrorism charges. Militant group al-Shabab issued its ultimatum on a video and Twitter messages released late Wednesday. The video shows six men said to be Kenyans in the g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Jan 14th, 2013
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An image posted online on Jan. 14, 2013 by Islamic militants in Somalia allegedly shows the body of a French commando who was killed in a failed raid aimed at freeing a French hostage. / YouTube MOGADISHU, Somalia In a gruesome display that included a taunt of France’s president, Somali militan...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Jan 12th, 2013
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By Mohamud M Uluso, analysis The disintegration of Somalia into feuding armed clans, some headed by warlords, still remains the biggest problem in rebuilding the nation The setting up of local public administration in the regions of Gedo, Lower Jubba and Middle Jubba, yet to be entirely liberated fro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 9th, 2013
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By Keffyalew Gebremedhin Quoting Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Aaron Maasho of Reuters was the first on January 2nd to report about the arrest by Ethiopian police of 15 suspected militants inside the country, whose mission reportedly was to wreck havoc to innocent live...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 1st, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ten men were found guilty Tuesday by an Ethiopian court of plotting terror attacks with Islamist extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia. Judge Bahiru Darecha said the group was making plans and getting supplies to attack political and economic targets in Ethiopia. Eleven men ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 21st, 2012
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Investigative reporter Michelle Sheppard’s excellent reporting into Somalia’s Al Shabab’s activities, revealing that many Canadians have joined the fight, is most troubling. I have to wonder if this is not yet another case of these foreign fighters simply wanting Canadian citizenship for its convenie...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 25th, 2012
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At least 20 people have been killed and several others injured in double bomb attacks, which rocked port city of Kismayo in southern Somalia. The first bomb went off on Sunday morning near an administrative building where at least 15 people including women lost their lives and dozens of others were i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 20th, 2012
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By Hassan M. Abukar In July of this year, a group of 22 Somali Salafi scholars met in Nairobi, Kenya, and issued a fatwa (a religious edict) that condemned a young Somali cleric based in Kenya named Shaikh Hassaan Hussein Adam. He is widely known as a spiritual supporter of Al-Shabab. The signatories...