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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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.22.2014 | 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...

Al-Shabab Militants Pushed Out Of Last Significant Stronghold In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union and Somali troops on Sunday won control of a key coastal town that had been used by the Islamic militants of...

One Year After Al-Shabaab's Westgate Attack in Kenya

Charlotte Florance | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Charlotte Florance

Al-Shabaab remains a real and credible threat and should be addressed as one. The likelihood of another spectacular commercial shopping center attack in the region remains as real today as it did a year ago.

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Trevor Neilson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

One of the greatest moments of my life was standing at Savute elephant camp in Chobe National Park in Botswana and watching dozens of elephants at a watering hole.

Uganda Arrests 19 Suspects Tied To Plotting An 'Imminent' Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Ugandan police have arrested 19 people in connection with a foiled attack in central...

A New HBO Documentary Shows What It's Really Like Inside A Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with director Dan Reed about his...

Somalia's Al Shabab Names New Leader After U.S. Airstrike

AP | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous ...

Pentagon: Al Shabab Leader Killed In U.S. Strike

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. Preside...

This Is The Militant Leader That The U.S. Just Targeted In Somalia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

On Monday night, the United States launched a strike on two vehicles driving south of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing six people. Somali and U.S...

6 Militants Killed In U.S. Strike On Al-Shabab In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

U.S. Military Targets Extremists In Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander ...

Somalia's Presidential Palace Attacked By Islamist Militants

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged...

Deadly Car Bomb Attack Outside Somalia's Parliament

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four people were killed when a car laden with explosives blew up near the parliamentary building in the Somali capital, Mo...

Soldiers in Schools: The Impact of Military Occupations on Education

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.

Militants Vow To Continue Deadly Attacks In Kenya

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the ...

Dozens Dead In Militant Attack On Kenyan Town

AP | TOM ODULA and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Soma...

Africa's Islamic Extremist Problem Doesn't End With Boko Haram

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, al-Qaida became a household name. But today, other extremist Islamist groups, m...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Bus Bombings In Kenyan Capital Kill At Least 2

AP | By TOM ODULA | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways i...

Tears of Defiance, Resilience and Courage: Through It All, Somalia Will Rise

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Hibaaq Osman

Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.