Shabab

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 25th, 2014
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al-Shabab spokesperson: • threatens government employees and Turkish nationals • denies al-Shabab has been ‘pushed out’ of many towns • questions Kenya’s claims that Westgate Mall attackers are dead An al-Shabab spokesperson has dismissed hopes that the December appointment of Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2013
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IN 2005 three dozen Somalis formed a club of Islamists, soon dubbing themselves the Shabab (Arabic for “youth”). Chaos had reigned over Somalia for a generation and there had been no real government since the military ruler, Siad Barre, fell in 1991. But within a year or so, the Shabab was the domina...
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Nov 3rd, 2012
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The Economist MOHAMED MOHAMUD, who was known as “Turyare” or “slightly hunchbacked” to his friends, was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 21st. One week later, he died of his injuries after failed abdominal surgery. The 22-year-old reporter with the local Radio ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 24th, 2012
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By Nasser Mussa rom remote villages in Somalia to the U.S. Federal Court in Minneapolis, al-Shabab has garnered attention throughout the world as a terrorist group from the Horn of Africa. rom remote villages in Somalia to the U.S. Federal Court in Minneapolis, al-Shabab has garnered attention throug...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2012
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Riots broke out in the Kenyan city of Mombasa Monday after gunmen killed a radical Muslim cleric who allegedly supported Somali militant group al-Shabab. Mombasa police tell VOA that at least two people were killed as protesters battled police officers, burned several churches and blocked off major s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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At least 11 people have been killed by a bomb in the market area of the central Somali town of Baidoa. The governor of the region, Abdifitah Mohamed Gesey, told the BBC that more than 30 other people had been badly injured – mostly women and children. In February Ethiopian troops seized Baidoa ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2012
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Qaida’s decision to formally extend its terror franchise to what once was a nationalist movement in Somalia may only be a desperate joining of hands to prop up two militant groups that are both losing popular support and facing increasingly deadly military attacks, ana...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 5th, 2012
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Ethiopian troops are hurting extremists in Somalia but stability is still far away. HOW many countries does it take to chase away a ragtag band of al-Qaeda fighters? In Somalia, the answer is a hatful. The country has a “transitional” government that has for years failed to put up a serious challenge...