Dec 6th, 2012
By Ismail Einashe I recently gave a talk for Radio 4’s Four Thought series, exploring the links between childhood war trauma suffered by young Somali men and the way some are drawn to violent gang culture. Like other young Somali men I arrived in Britain in the 1990s as a child refugee fresh from the...
In World News
Feb 20th, 2012
At least 44 people have died in a fight between rival gangs at a prison on the outskirts of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey. Victims were beaten, stabbed and stoned when a fight broke out on Sunday. Inmates at at the prison, about 140 miles from the border with Texas, include members of Mexico...
Mar 6th, 2011
Tripoli – Libyan rebels are holding civilians as “human shields” in residential quarters of some cities, state television said on Sunday, citing military sources. The report on Al-Jamahiriya television added that forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were in control of those...
Feb 23rd, 2011
A quick-thinking Pretoria teacher’s screams telling her Grade 1 pupils to drop down on to the floor beneath their desks as a gang of nine robbers opened fire at a cash-in-transit van outside the school, probably saved the lives of more than 12 terrified six-year-olds. In yesterday’s incident, three r...
Jan 14th, 2011
A shootout between Mexican security forces and suspected gang members has left 14 people dead. Some 100 soldiers, marines and police in Xalapa, in the eastern state of Veracruz, had surrounded a house that, it was thought, was being used as a safe house by a gang, officials say. The occupants opened ...
Dec 22nd, 2010
A lawyer acting for more than 60 militants arrested last month said on Wednesday the militant gang leader and two of his followers were removed from prison by the secret service last week. Nigeria’s armed forces on November 20 arrested gang leader Obese, whose real name is Tamunotonye Kuna, and...
In East Africa
Nov 10th, 2010
Nashville apartments and hotels served as hubs for the forced prostitution of underage girls by Somali gangs operating here and in Minnesota, a federal indictment says. Federal prosecutors on Monday indicted 29 suspected gang members in a wide-ranging sex trafficking operation that regularly ferried ...