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Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and ANDREW HARNIK | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the f...

This Woman Is Using Her Instagram To Show Somalia's Hidden Beauty

HuffPost Maghreb | Dozilet Kpolo | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices

Since a devastating civil war that began in 1991, Somalia has faced severe and devastating conflicts. Attacks by the militant Islamic group Al-Shabab ...

Bomb Rips Through Bus Carrying UN Staff In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven pe...

6 Arrests In Minneapolis, San Diego In Terror Probe

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Six people have been arrested in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking...

Suspected Al-Shabab Attack In Somali Capital Kills 10

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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...

REPORT: Extremists Using Rape, Sexual Slavery And Forced Marriage As Terror Tactics

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being use...

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...

Enough! The Attacks on Schools Must End

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

After Pakistan, Nigeria and South Sudan, a fourth country has now become the most recent victim of heinous terrorist attacks on students and educational establishments.

Al-Shabab Gunmen Attack University In Kenya

AP | TOM ODULA and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadli...

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...

Ex-Cab Driver Lands On FBI's Most Wanted List Of Terrorists

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 04.01.2015 | Crime

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a ...

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...

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...

Somalia Says Senior Al-Shabab Leader Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials s...

Pentagon: U.S. Carried Out Airstrike Against Al Shabaab Leader

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Somalia targeted a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, the Pentagon said Monday. It...

Official: Wanted Al-Shabab Leader Surrenders In Somalia

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponso...

The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in Kenya

George Kegoro | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
George Kegoro

Assessing the recent terrorist acts in Kenya, the president explained that "the obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country." In his view, "the ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region."

Suicide Bomber Attacks U.N. Convoy In Mogadishu, 3 Dead

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.N. convoy near Mogadishu's airport on Wednesday, killing three people, Somali...

Kenya Claims To Have Killed Over 100 Militants In Somalian Raid

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed th...

Somalian Extremists Line Up Non-Muslims And Shoot Them

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer ...

The Kenyan Muslim Cleric Whose Love Of Peace May Have Gotten Him Killed

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A Kenyan Muslim cleric, who supported government efforts to stamp out radicalism among youths in the country's restive coastal region, was...