Al-Shabaab

Somali citizens count cost of surge in US airstrikes under Trump

The Guardian has investigated scores of reports of US-led strikes targeting al-Shabaab, which have risen to unprecedented levels<p>Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in Somalia as US-led airstrikes against Islamist militants increase to unprecedented levels, a Guardian investigation has …

News

US troops support Somali forces on the ground, hit al-Shabaab terrorists from the sky

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike Thursday that killed four al-Shabaab militants, U.S. Africa Command announced Friday.<p>The airstrike was conducted …

War

Somali president sacks Mogadishu mayor, names replacement

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday.<p>The president, in a decree, named Abdirahman Omar Osman as the new mayor, replacing Taabit Abdi Mohamed. The president’s office did not …

Africa

Somalia:Govt Seeks U.S.$1.6 Billion to Feed Starving Citizens

(Photo: NRC/Nashon Tado)Despite the swift international response that saved millions of Somalis from starvation last year, an estimated 6.2 million …

Africa

They Are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet

Technology and our increasing demand for security have put us all under surveillance. Is privacy becoming just a memory?<p><b>About 10:30 on a Saturday morning</b> in the north London borough of Islington, two men on mopeds race down the shopping corridor of Upper Street. Sheathed in helmets, gloves, and …

O.J. Simpson

Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from 'terrorist school'

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.<p>“The 32 children are safe and the government is looking after them. It is unfortunate that terrorists are …

Islamism

US, Somali forces kill 4 members of al-Shabaab in raid: report

At least four al-Shabaab militants were killed in Somalia in an overnight raid conducted by U.S. and Somali commandos, The Associated Press reported …

Terrorism

Latest U.S. airstrike kills 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Latest U.S. airstrike kills 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia<p>Photo taken on Oct. 14, 2017 shows the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, …

News (China)

US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US troops helped Somalia's security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN.<p>The team of US Special Operations Forces was advising local Somali troops during the raid on the militant …

Politics

Somali general shot dead in capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali general was shot in the head and killed in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday and a colonel who was his deputy has been arrested for the murder, senior army sources said.<p>The killing of Marine general Saiid Aden Yusuf in what was apparently an internal dispute is a …

World News

Kenya:Youths Burn Property, Protesting Against Sheikh's Arrest

(Photo: Nation)Property of unknown value was destroyed in Marsabit Town while two people were killed on Saturday after youth demonstrated following …

Terrorism

Somalia's al Shabaab denounces ex-spokesman as apostate who could be killed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed.<p>Al Shabaab fell out with its former spokesman and deputy leader, Mukhtar Robow …

World News

'My world fell apart': Mum of British Jihadi opens up about moment she found out murderer son became Al-Shabaab terrorist

The mum of British Jihadi Thomas Evans opened up about the moment that she found out that her son had become a terrorist for fundamentalist group …

Islamism

'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalize fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalize fellow inmates with Islamic State and al Qaeda propaganda, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Ahmad Khan Rahimi, …

Terrorism

Al-Shabaab Forcing Children as Young as 8 to Fight - HRW

Deutsche Welle, 15 January 2018<p>"We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group …

Islamism

Somalia:Galmudug Chief Minister Wants Al- Shabaab Wiped Out Before 2022 Polls

(Photo: Kalume Kazungu/The Nation)Somalia's central state of Galmudug wants the Federal government and the public to come up with an immediate …

Islamism

Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch

12 January 2018<p>Among white voters, Hogan had a 75 percent job approval rating compared to 17 percent who disapproved. According to the poll, the …

Cannabis Industry

Why people come to the US from President Trump's 'shithole' countries

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump lashed out at people coming to the US from "shithole countries," it was a reaction to a plan to cut the number of people entering the country through the visa lottery program.<p>According to CNN sources, at a closed-door meeting in the Oval Office, lawmakers brought a …

U.S. Politics

'Shithole' nationalism

It's hardly surprising that Trump made his "shithole" remarks.<p>One thing that is upsetting about the comments that US President Donald Trump made calling African and African-descent nations "shitholes" is that his African and African-descent supporters from the 2016 election period haven't come out …

Islamism

U.S. Counterterrorism Forces Are Active in Many More Places Than You Know | The Report: Opinion | US News

As we enter the 17th year of the United States' "war on terror," it is both appropriate, and necessary, to take stock of where our troops are located …

War

Importing The S—hole

Thursday saw a media firestorm erupt over a <i>Washington Post</i> report that amid a White House meeting with several members of Congress working on a …

Conservative View

US pivot to Africa should be responsive to the Gulf crisis

the United States has focused on eliminating ISIS and other terrorist organizations to the exclusion of much more significant state-actor …

Middle East

Roadside blast injures 2 in Mogadishu

Roadside blast injures 2 in Mogadishu<p>Photo taken on Oct. 14, 2017 shows the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. …

Terrorism

Somalia calls for accelerated debt relief to fight terrorism

Somalia’s prime minister has called on multilateral lenders to accelerate the debt-forgiveness process so that the country can access funds to fight …

Africa

Roger Stone’s New Gig: Lobbying for Drone Strikes in Somalia

The Trump ally and notorious dirty trickster has a new, interesting, and somewhat dark influence-peddling assignment.<p>Veteran Republican operative and …

U.S. Politics

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency.<p>Khaire, a former oil and gas executive, was appointed to the …

World News

U.S. says air strike kills two militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the U.N.-backed government.

Islamism

U.S. says air strike kills two militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the U.N.-backed government.<p>The military's Africa Command said the strike took place around 50 …

World News

U.S. State Department adds three people affiliated with al Qaeda to terrorist list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had added three people affiliated with al Qaeda to its global terrorist list, a move aimed at isolating the groups and preventing them from using the U.S. financial system.<p>The State Department said it added Muhammad al-Ghazali, …

World News

US strike targets vehicle bomb in Somalia

The strike against Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants occurred early January 2 about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital.<p>It killed …

News (South Africa)