Tag Archives: Al-Shabaab

05 November 19

The complexity of Somalia’s war on terror

It’s been 13 years since al-Shabaab was formed as a resistance group against the federal government of Somalia and the AU peacekeeping troops of AMISOM. Long before the rise of al-Shabaab, Somalia has suffered the plight of civil wars, clan-based
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16 October 19

Somalia: Mortar bombs strike Mogadishu airport

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.

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15 October 19

11 Kenyan police officers killed in bomb blast near Somali border

Almost a dozen Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia.

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05 October 19

Somalia: US reopens embassy after almost 30 years

The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.

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03 October 19

Africa holds the key to defeating terrorism

On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more
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29 September 19

President: Somalia making progress but eradicating terrorism ‘will not be easy’

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country is making great progress on establishing political security although he admitted that eradicating terrorism in the conflict-ridden country “will not be easy”.

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16 August 19

Kenya tourism still going strong after January Nairobi attack

Tourism in Kenya is experiencing sustained growth with minimal long-term impact from a hotel attack in Nairobi that killed 21 people in January.

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04 August 19

Mayor of Mogadishu dies after al-Shabaab attack

The mayor of Mogadishu has died from injuries sustained in an al-Shabaab terrorist attack in his office last week.

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20 June 19

Kenya: Three convicted over Garissa University attack

A court in Kenya has found three men guilty of abetting al-Shabaab militants who carried out the Garissa University attack that killed 148 people in 2015.

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04 June 19

UN to reduce AMISOM troops by 1,000

The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 1,000 personnel.

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