Tag Archive | Somalia

AL-SHABAAB’S MATA HARI NETWORK

From the website warontherocks.com, we re-publish a shocking piece by Katherine Petrich on al-Shabaab’s exploitation of women to gather intelligence from the Kenyan authorities who buy sex in the slum districts of Nairobi. KATHARINE PETRICH AUGUST 14, 2018 COMMENTARY I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab’s criminal activities in […]

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Could Somalia’s biggest terror attack in history see a turnaround in combating al-Shabaab?

FROM ISS BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND GUSTAVO DE CARVALHO The attack in central Mogadishu on 14 October that killed more than 350 people has not drawn much attention from traditional or social media. Despite being the largest terror attack in Somali history, the now-common supportive hashtags disseminated globally after such deadly incidents – such as #PrayforMogadishu – […]

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Somalia Bombing Exposed the Security Cracks That Have Allowed Al-Shabab to Thrive

From World Politics Review On Oct. 14, a huge truck bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 350 people, the deadliest act of terrorism in the country’s history. The manner and scale of the attack reveal much about the security situation in Somalia and the ongoing war against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. In an email […]

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Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

From The Washington Post  Death toll from blasts in Somalia’s capital rises At least 300 people were killed after two truck bombs went off in Somalia’s capital on Oct. 14, the deadliest attack in the country’s war with Islamic insurgents. (The Washington Post) By Kevin Sieff and Abullahi Mire October 16 at 9:53 AM NAIROBI — The death toll from two […]

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Eritrea Extorts UK Refugees to Fund Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist Fighters [SPECIAL REPORT]

From the International Business Times By Gianluca Mezzofiore Members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group on a desert drill (Reuters) Eritreans living in the UK are being forced by their own government to pay a “diaspora tax” that ultimately funds the secretive country’s network of influence in the Horn of Africa, including supporting the al-Shabaab group of […]

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ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY

From The Reporter 15 Jul, 2017 By Yonas Abiye 0 Comments  Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vrooman, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He began his career in 1991. His most recent posting was as the Spokesperson for the US Embassy in New Delhi.  Prior to that assignment, Peter worked as […]

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New York Times Correspondent Jeffry Gettleman’s Tribute to Himself: Another Paean to the White Man in Africa

By the Strathink Editorial Team New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman loves Africa. We know this because he titled his book “Love, Africa.” “Love, Africa” is a memoir about Jeffrey Gettleman’s rise as a journalist—and what a story. The thrills and chills of a Pulitzer prize winning journalist chasing a dream of […]

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Why Did Somaliland President Deny Dr. Bulhan Exit?

From Somaliland Sun By Yusuf M. Hassan Dr Hussein Bulhan Somalilandsun- Ordinary citizens, intellectuals and government officials in Somalia shall not the opportunity to publicly debate the issue of Somaliland sovereignty. This opportunity was to have been availed courtesy of public speeches on the issue by prominent Somaliland intellectual Dr Hussein Abdilahi Bulhan in Mogadishu. […]

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Testing the waters: Somaliland dives into the international arena

From The Messenger By Jason Patinkin for The Messenger With a sea breeze to his back, Ali Farah Negeye greets the lunch crowd at the Al Xayat restaurant in the Somaliland port city of Berbera. For the last fifteen years, he’s served lemonade and fried barracuda to a steady stream of regulars, who debate the […]

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Can Military Might Alone Defeat al-Shabaab?

March 21, 2017by Mustafa Bananay A Somali woman walks past a soldier protecting a nomad settlement at Sadumay. Somalia, December 1, 2014 (Sipa/Associated Press) Developing a “security pact” to tackle insurgent jihadists al-Shabaab, who continue to stifle state-building efforts, is one of the key agenda items at the upcoming high-level conference on Somalia scheduled for […]

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