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​The unsung heroes responding to Somalia’s deadliest attack
​The unsung heroes responding to Somalia’s deadliest attack
On Saturday, Somalia’s capital Mogadishu - no stranger to terrorist incidents - suffered the worst attack in its history. A truck bomb apparently...
Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300
Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300
At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the deadliest attack ever to hit conflict torn Somalia....
Obama says 'Africa is on the move'
Obama says 'Africa is on the move'
US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in the Kenyan...
African conflicts set to dominate agenda at AU summit
African conflicts set to dominate agenda at AU summit
The leaders of the 54 members states of the African Union (AU) will be meeting for their 25th ordinary summit just after the expected launch in...
Al Shabab massacres 147 Kenyan students
Al Shabab massacres 147 Kenyan students
Scores of others were wounded in the assault, still ongoing over 12 hours after the first grenades were used to blast open the gates of the...
SA an attractive destination for terrorism funding networks
SA an attractive destination for terrorism funding networks
South Africa is increasingly becoming more attractive to terrorist organisations with funding and training taking place within the country,...
Al-Shabab locks Kenya into an endless circle of death
Al-Shabab locks Kenya into an endless circle of death
Kenya’s war with al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia entered its fourth year this month, with successes on the battlefront, but increasingly painful...
Introducing Omar Hammami, the jihadist rapper
Introducing Omar Hammami, the jihadist rapper
Some would argue that glamourising violence in hip-hop music is nothing new, but Hammami, perhaps the world's only jihadist rapper, takes the...
Somalia's al-Shabab display enemy bodies
Somalia's al-Shabab display enemy bodies
"We saw the bodies of four men in uniform put on show in Kismayo by the Shabaab," a local man in the port town, Hassan Abdi Mohamud, told...
Kenya, Somali troops close in on key rebel town
Kenya, Somali troops close in on key rebel town
Kenyan and Somali government troops edged closer on Sunday to a town in southern Somalia where al-Qaeda-inspired rebels have grouped, hoping to...
Kenyan troops push into rebel-held Somalia
Kenyan troops push into rebel-held Somalia
Kenyan troops pushed deep into Somalia on Monday to hunt al-Qaeda-linked fighters blamed for a spate of kidnappings, in an unprecedented move that...
UN to return to Somalia within two months
UN to return to Somalia within two months
The United Nations and foreign missions and organisations will move back inside Somalia within two months after an absence of more than 17 years, a...

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