Dec 10th, 2012
Irfan Husain FINALLY, some good news from Somalia: according to a new issue of the French weekly Paris Match, the Somali shilling has doubled in value against the dollar over the last two years. The international airport at Mogadishu has been refurbished, and now boasts of a duty-free shop. Turkish A...
Nov 7th, 2012
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged all Muslims to support Somalia’s Islamist Shebab insurgents, the SIE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. The Shebab, a group which has been battling the Western-backed government in Somalia and proclaims allegiance to al Qaeda, has in recent month...
Sep 29th, 2012
Rebel al Shebab forces say they have withdrawn from Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, their last urban stronghold, a day after a seaborne assault by African Union troops. The group says it is a tactial retreat. One day after Kenyan and African Union troops launched an assault on rebel al...