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Militant Groups Compete for Notoriety in East Africa

Militant Groups Compete for Notoriety in East Africa By JEFFREY GETTLEMANAPRIL 12, 2016 Members of the Kenya Defense Forces carried the coffins of soldiers killed during an attack by the Shabab on a military base in western Somalia. CreditThomas Mukoya/Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya — Apparently there is no brotherly love among East Africa’s Islamist militants. This […]

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Je Ne Suis Pas Garissa

Foreign Policy One year after al-Shabab killed 147 people in cold blood, the Kenyan government has turned its back on the university where it happened. BY NANJALA NYABOLA GARISSA, Kenya — At approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 2, 2015, Sister Evelyn Ingoshe heard what sounded like a series of pops coming from the distance outside […]

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Al-Shabaab Recruitment from Kenyan Universities Alarms Officials

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 1 By: Sunguta West Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi (source: YouTube) Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist militant organization, is still actively recruiting from neighboring Kenya even as the group suffers major setbacks in southern Somalia. Underpinning the group’s notable success in recruitment is the radicalization and indoctrination of young men in order to […]

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Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Photo Kenyan runners, feared by rivals from other countries, training in the Rift Valley north of Nairobi in January.CreditSimon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Chinese clothing company swooped in and offered to sponsor Kenya’s famed runners, Nike panicked, Kenyan officials say. “Can we talk about the situation?” a […]

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Raila accuses AU of encouraging Burundi violence

  Cord leader Raila Odinga has accused the African Union of endorsing human rights abuse by failure to deploy troops to quell the conflict in Burundi, and instead concentrating on withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a press release sent to the Nation, Mr Odinga observed that the country is in the precipice […]

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Kenya troops ‘pull out of Somali el-Ade and Badhadhe bases’

From BBC Image copyrightAPImage captionNo official figures have been released about the number of troops killed Kenyan forces have pulled out from two military bases in Somalia, including one attacked by militant Islamist group al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. Al-Shabab fighters have seized the southern town of Badhadhe after the troops retreated, a local […]

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Shabab Stage Deadly Attack on Beachfront Restaurant in Mogadishu

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMANJAN. 22, 2016 MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 14 civilians were killed and dozens were wounded after Islamist militants struck a popular beachside restaurant Thursday night in Somalia’s capital that had become a symbol of the city’s struggling renaissance, officials said Friday. The militants attacked from several directions, and security forces killed at […]

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Three things we learned from last week’s al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

By Paul D. Williams January 19 at 2:30 PM Members of the Kenya Defense Forces in Nairobi carry the casket of a comrade serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia, who was killed during an attack last week by Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group. (Thomas Mukoya/ Reuters) On Jan. 15, al-Shabaab’s Saleh Nabhan brigade […]

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Ethnic Somalis are dying in Kenya, and some say the government is to blame

Abductions in Kenya View Photos In Mandera, a city on the northeast border with Somalia, ethnic Somalis are vanishing amid a crackdown on Islamist extremists. By Ariel Zirulnick January 8 at 12:01 AM MANDERA, Kenya — A growing number of Kenya’s ethnic Somalis have vanished or turned up dead after being detained amid a crackdown by security forces […]

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US al-Shabab militant held in Somalia

From BBC Image copyrightAPImage captionAl-Shabab has so far avoided large-scale defections of its members to IS An American member of Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has been arrested in Somalia, an official has told the BBC. He said the man had been stopped while he was trying to escape from al-Shabab after some his friends […]

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