Friday, July 20, 2018

Drone Warfare in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Surge in CIA Strikes

ANALYSIS Counting the cost of US drones: Local wars killing local people s the Bureau revealed recently, the accidental killing of American Warren Weinstein and...

Mogadishu terror attack hotel reopens

Mogadishu’s renovated Makka al-Mukarama hotel has reopened its doors, two months after an attack by the al-Shabaab extremists left dozens of people dead and much...

Somali Islamists driven into Puntland, south pockets: UN envoy

A military offensive has driven Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group out of major strongholds and deprived it of revenue sources, but its retreat to...

Somali Islamist militants shoot government official dead in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a government official in the Somali capital Mogadishu Wednesday, police and a spokesman for the group said. Abdifatah Barre, the...

The U.S. and Somalia: From ‘Black Hawk Down’ to John Kerry’s visit

John Kerry arrived in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. secretary of state ever to visit the unstable east African...

Somalia: Seven Injured in Bomb Attack On Elwak Restaurant

At least 7 people were reported to have been injured in bomb attack on coffee shop popular with government officials and ordinary people in...

Somalia orders Shebab renamed ‘the group that massacres’

Somalia's government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shebab insurgents "the Group that Massacres the Somali People," or "Ugus," the acronym of the phrase...

Somalia: The Garowe Agreement and the Smallness of our Leaders

Yesterday, the Second of May, 2015, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Puntland President Abdiwali Gaas signed a political agreement in Garowe, Puntland that severely...

Somalia: President’s aide opposes outcomes of national Conference on 2016 vision

Former Somalia’s interior minister and right-hand man of the Somali President Abdikarim Hussein Guled has opposed one of the outcomes of the recent second...

Somalia Fast Facts

CNN) -- Here's a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and...

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Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to...

US amends terrorist designations of al-Shabaab, completes FTO review

US Government Press Release The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and...

How Africa Tweets 2018

Portland’s fourth study into ‘How Africa Tweets’ has found African governments are not immune from global issues such as fake news, the rise of...