Shabaab

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2014
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Mark Twain one said, “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.” When news of his demise spread like wildfire, Twain astutely remarked, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Last week, Somali President Hassan S. Mohamoud had his Mark Twain moment. When Turk...
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Jun 5th, 2013
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* Report blames both militants and Somali forces for abuses * U.N. urges enforcement of ban on Somalia charcoal trade By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 3 (Reuters) – The number of children killed, maimed, abused and recruited to fight in Somalia dropped by more than half in the first qua...
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Apr 30th, 2013
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By Stig Hansen Harakat Al Shabaab is an organisation that has, for many years, been misunderstood. This is perhaps most clearly illustrated by the frequent predictions concerning its fragmentation and imagined demise. These predictions first occurred in 2008 and have been repeated ever since. They ov...
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Apr 5th, 2013
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By PLOS Guest Blogger Andrew Seal and Rob Bailey discuss the limitations of data-driven humanitarian efforts, and the lessons learned from the 2011 Somalia famine. In May 2012, the UN Secretary General published a report on ‘Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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A bomb blast killed a Kenyan policeman and wounded two others in Mandera, a northeastern town on the border with war-torn Somalia, police said on Tuesday. The explosion is the latest in a string of attacks in Kenya’s restive border regions with Somalia, where Kenyan troops are fighting Islamist insur...
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Feb 4th, 2013
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By Paul D. Williams After years of dominating the headlines as Somalia’s public enemy number one, al-Shabaab is in trouble. Last week, the insurgent’s Twitter account was suspended after it was used to disseminate threats to kill Kenyan hostages held by the group. More seriously, al-Shaba...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 22nd, 2013
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The UN is trying to pressure the Somali government to halt the criminal activity by their troops and pro-government militias. These men have been more frequently caught by journalists robbing, raping, and killing civilians. The deaths of children are particularly embarrassing to donor nations. Peacek...
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Jan 4th, 2013
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By Julius Odeke After two decades of the conflict in the history of Somalia, the year 2012 could be referred to as “the year of rich harvest” following the great strides towards stabilization that the country witnessed in the last 12 months. The Uganda Contigent Public Relations Officer for African U...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 14th, 2012
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Wiring could be seen protruding from wrapped-up bundles stuffed into the vests. Police said the neatly arranged packages contained explosives and were ready to be used. They also seized several mobile phone they said would likely have been used to trigger the bombs. The Kampala bombings that killed 7...