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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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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 03.08.2016 | World

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 | World

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 02.18.2016 | 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 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, So...

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 t...

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 of the jet. ...

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 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 12.24.2015 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 05.25.2016 | 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.

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 ...