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It's discontent, not religion, that draws people to al-Shabaab

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is...

Police: Militants Set Off Car Bomb And Storm Hotel In Mogadishu, Killing 15

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and stormed inside, ...

Dear President Trump: let me share some home truths about Africa with you

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand Africa has occupied a more or less constantly insignificant position in both Republican and De...

Al Shabab Militants Kill Six In Kenya

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, the latest in a series of raids by ...

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

Al Shabaab Militants Attack Somali Beach Restaurant

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb and a gunfight was still ongoing, poli...

Declare War On America's Enemies, Not The Rest Of The World

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.

Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Chris Williams, University of the Witwatersrand On Saturday June 4 2016 the United States embassy in Pretoria issued a warning to its citizens in Sou...

Don't Close Dadaab: World's Largest Refugee Camp Under Threat

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 05.14.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

At Lutheran World Relief, we are extremely concerned about the news we received this week that the Kenyan government will close the Dadaab refugee camp, located on the border of Kenya and Somalia, and will seek to repatriate the mostly Somali refugees who live there.

New Fronts Emerge in Africa's "Arc of Terrorism"

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese At the UN Security Council meeting in May 2013, the President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingé, warned of an arc of terrorism...

The Children's Crusade

John Feffer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Home
John Feffer

We adults can bewail the use of child soldiers by all those thuggish brigades around the world. But as in The Lord of the Flies, those young people are just enacting the savageries of their elders. They are both victims and perpetrators.

The Fight To Stop Al Shabab From Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.09.2016 | Home

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with analyst Cedric Barnes a...

Eye in the Sky: An Eye for an Eye

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 03.31.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Director Gavin Hood has skillfully ratcheted up the dramatic tension as a nice counter point to the moral and political debates. Views are aired; sides are not taken. This is not agitprop.

U.S. Says Strike In Somalia Kills 150 Al-Shabaab Fighters

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist g...

Al Shabaab Car Bomb Attack Kills At Least 9 In Somalia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.26.2016 | Home

MOGADISHU, Feb 26 (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed when fighters from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab set off a car bomb at the gate of a...

How Muslims Can Win America's Heart

Stafford Betty | Posted 02.18.2017 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Joining in with other Americans, being flexible, yielding a little here and there, sharing stories, taking classes on something other than the Quran, participating in interreligious dialog--all this helps.

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

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

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, So...

Inside The Largest Refugee Camp In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.07.2016 | Home

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 t...

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

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

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 of the jet. ...

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

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.08.2016 | Home

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 bas...

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 presiden...

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 12.24.2016 | 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 01.10.2017 | Home

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 10.05.2016 | 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.