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Somalia: Plane Blast Caused By Bomb Meant To Kill All On Board

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.06.2016 | World

MOGADISHU, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, S...

Inside The Largest Refugee Camp In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.07.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Ben Rawlence about ...

Cell Phone Video Captures Terrifying Flight After Blast Rips Hole In Plane

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

Cell phone footage taken inside a passenger plane over Somalia on Tuesday shows a large hole that a mid-flight explosion left on the side...

Drone Base Closure Doesn't End U.S. Drone Wars In Africa

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Donald Trump Featured In Jihadist Terror Recruitment Video

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.02.2016 | Politics

A clip of Donald Trump is featured in a purported new recruitment video released by Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group based in Somalia. The GOP preside...

Trump Featured In Terror Group's Recruitment Video: Reports

The Hill | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is featured in a newly released video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, according to multiple reports...

What Bravery Looks Like: Muslims Shield Christians During al-Shabaab Terrorist Attack

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.24.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

You want to talk about some Muslims standing up to Islamist terrorists? Here are some Muslims putting their lives on the line to do so:

When Terrorists Tried To Single Out Christians, A Group Of Muslims Put Their Own Lives On The Line

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he ...

Peace, Stability, and Faith for Kenya

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

At their essence every religion espouses the same values. But too often these values are lost and perverted when religious teachings are misused by leaders - political as much as religious ones.

The Impact of Politicization of Kenya's Security Agencies: Repeat Attacks, Loss of Lives and a Shattered Sense of Normalcy

Washington Osiro | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

In a piece titled "The best law is the one you can trust your enemy with when he takes over" Godwin Murunga, in a bit of revisionism asserts that only after Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died did Kenyans realize that presidential power was not concentrated in the president - the man - but in the presidency - the institution.

Dozens Of Kenyan Police Officers Die In Al Shabaab Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

NAIROBI, May 26 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen killed around 25 Kenyan police on Monday, ambushing some officers in a village in the east of the coun...

Somalis Become Victims of Al-Shabaab's Violence Twice Over

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

The attacks of Al-Shabaab have been portrayed as a fight between Kenyans and Somalis. Though perhaps politically convenient, characterising Al-Shabaab as a Somali problem that can be solved through actions that target the Somali population ignores the evidence.

Suspected Al-Shabab Attack In Somali Capital Kills 10

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Ten people were killed on Tuesday in an assault on the offices of Somalia's education ministry and seven attackers were al...

Kenya Attacks Al Shabaab Camps In Response To School Massacre

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

By Drazen Jorgic and Edith Honan NAIROBI, April 6 (Reuters) - The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday...

Kenya's College Massacre Indicates Growing Threat From Somalia's Al-Shabab

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

A Brief History Of Somalia's Al-Shabab Terror Group

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

On Thursday, militants of Somalia's al-Shabab terror group launched a deadly assault on a college in eastern Kenya. Masked gunman stormed the grounds ...

Somalia Ends Al-Shabab Hotel Siege, 24 Dead

AP | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Som...

Follies of Denial: Jihad and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western leaders who deny the religious foundation of the jihadist group Islamic State are blind to its raison d'être, which is firmly grounded in Islamic texts and the concept of offensive jihad. Furthermore, models for militias can be found in historic and contemporary jihads.

Death to Shoppers? Al-Shabaab and the Fracturing of International Jihadism

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

While governments speak of "defeating" jihadist terrorism, the reality is that this phenomenon will continue to metastasize into other forms, some more virulent other less. In the end, the most enduring legacy of jihadist violence will not be terrorism or even murder, but chaos.

Somalian Extremists Urge Attacks On U.S. Shopping Malls

AP | ANDREW MELDRUM | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., C...

Deadly Al-Shabab Suicide Attack Strikes Meeting Of Somali Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hote...

Al Shabab Bomb Hotel In Somali Capital Ahead Of Turkish President's Visit

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates we...

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Al Shabab Militants Stage Deadly Attacks In Somalia After Leader Killed

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheik MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Somalian al Shabaab militants attacked a military base in the...

U.S. Confirms Drone Strike Killed Al-Shabaab Leader In Somalia

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (Reuters) - An air strike by an unmanned U.S. aircraft over Somalia this week killed Tahliil Abdishakur, the chief of the al Shabaa...