Sep 26th, 2013
Over the last 2 years Kenya has been one of the few countries successful in its military engagement with Al-Shabaab – expelling the Al-Qaeda affiliate from Kismayo, Somalia’s third largest city. However, the Kenyan government has also been tolerating the presence of a young Somali-Kenyan radical cler...
Jul 5th, 2013
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. […]...
In Press Releases
Feb 20th, 2012
NEW YORK, February 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 17 February 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea added one individual to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets fr...
In East Africa
Dec 29th, 2010
At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu during Tuesday clashes, as Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys publicly declared his support for the merger of Al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam insurgent factions, Radio Garowe reports. Aweys [left] shares a laugh with Ali Dheere, Al Sha...
In East Africa
Dec 25th, 2010
The Islamic Party says merging with al-Shabab will create a stronger force against a weak government [Reuters] Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab rebels, who have waged a three-year insurgency aiming to impose a strict form of Islamic law, merged this week with Hizbul Islam, a smaller group w...