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Somali Militant's Twitter Account Down

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab on Friday said its Christian enemies had closed its Twitter account, which the Somali m...

Somali Militants Say They Killed French Hostage

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's most dangerous militant group said Thursday that it killed a French hostage that French military forces tried to rescu...

Somali Militants Say They Executed French Hostage

Reuters | Feisal Omar | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

* France tried to rescue hostage on Saturday * Rebels say killing was to avenge Mali offensive * Execution carried out o...

Somali Militants: We Will Kill French Intelligence Hostage

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and ABDI GULED | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebels said Wednesday that they will kill the French intelligence agent they hold hostage. The I...

Somali Militants Tweet Photos Purporting To Show Dead French Soldier (WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES)

Eline Gordts | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group in Somalia, used its Twitter account on Monday to distribute graphic photos purporting to show the body of a d...

Kenya: Punishing Refugees Won't Stop Terror Attacks

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Michel Gabaudan

Kenya certainly faces legitimate security concerns. And with the country's presidential campaign heating up, it is understandable that the government wants to make its city streets safer and more secure.

Al-Shabab Ditches American Member

AP | Posted 12.17.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Militants in Somalia are publicly rebuking their best known American fighter. Al-Shabab posted a statement Monday scolding Omar Sha...

U.S. Fights Al-Shabab On The Internet

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The website's headlines trumpet al-Shabab's imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At...

Minnesota Afterschool Program Targeted In Somali Terror Case

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — On any given weekday, in a nondescript storefront on the eastern edge of Minneapolis, dozens of young Somalis gather to get help w...

Janitor Gives Cash To Terrorism Recruits: Witness

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 10.05.2012 | Crime

MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who left the U.S. to join fighters in Somalia testified Thursday against a Minnesota man on trial for supporting terrorism, sayin...

Domestic Terrorist Recruiting?

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case th...

Somalia's Best Bet?

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

After 21 years of civil war and a 2011 drought that triggered what was called the "worst humanitarian disaster in the world" at the time, Somalia at l...

Peace, Love and Education!

Turk Pipkin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Turk Pipkin

I've just returned from a 7,000 kilometer drive-and-work tour of East Africa and was inspired by the progress at all 15 of our Kenya School Fund projects. In the arid lands of Samburu, Daaba Primary is a dream come true.

Andrea Stone

Peter King Plans Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has scheduled a fifth hearing on radicalization within the Muslim-American comm...

Al-Shabaab: 10 Camels For Obama's Head

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

What do you do when the U.S. government puts a bounty on your head? In the case of a leader of the Somali militant group al Shabab, he made his own of...

Danish Terror Plot Foiled

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two Danish brothers originally from Somalia were given four weeks of pre-trial detention Tuesday after they were arrested ...

Explosion Rips Through Crowded Buidling

AP | TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, injuring at least 33 people, includin...

American Jihadi Reveals Details On 'Privileged' Childhood

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- An American who serves as a commander with a Somali militant group says in a new autobiography that he had a "privileged" childhood...

Lil' Mogadishu: Americans Train African Troops To Fight Al-Shabab

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

KAKOLA, Uganda -- American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union soldiers t...

Al Qaeda Leader Urges Somali Militants To Fight

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a new video in which he encourages Somali militants to fight on despite the challeng...

In New Video, U.S. Jihadi Claims Comrades Want To Kill Him

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — American-born jihadi Omar Hammami says in a new video that he fears members of his own Somali militia group may kill him over d...

Somalia: Warring Parties Put Children At Grave Risk

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Since Somalia's conflict intensified in 2010 and 2011, al-Shabaab has increasingly forced children, some as young as 10, to join its dwindling ranks.

Leader: Al Shabab Formally Joined Al Qaeda

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Somali militant group al-Shabab has formally joined al-Qaida, according to a video translation released Thursday of a messa...

U.N. Downgrades Somali Famine, But Situation Still Dire

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The United Nations said Friday that Somalia's famine is over, but the world body's Food and Agricultural Organization warned th...

Somali MIlitant Group Permanently Bans Red Cross Famine Aid

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Somali insurgents have shut down food aid distribution by a major aid group because they say the organization is distributing spoile...