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Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 11, 2013

Horn of Africa: Somali military urged to advance on remaining al Shabaab towns in Gedo region; five known al Shabaab terrorists may have entered Uganda; Omar Hammami releases document; al Shabaab spreads threatening flyers in Marka, Lower Shabelle; Somali police arrest journalist and rape victim in Mogadishu; Somali president meets with World Bank delegation at [...]

Somalia’s security gains under threat

Somalia’s security gains under threat

Farah Abdulsamed was tucking into two symbols of Somalia’s nomadic and colonial heritage – camel steak and spaghetti – when a more pressing symbol of its chaotic present put an abrupt stop to his lunch. Two suicide bombers struck in quick succession. “I was the closest person; I barely escaped,” says Mr Abdulsamed, who scrambled [...]

UN Security Council Debates Piracy for First Time

UN Security Council Debates Piracy for First Time

Centuries after piracy was recognized as the first international crime against humanity, the U.N. Security Council held its first debate Monday on piracy’s rise as a threat to world peace and security. In the past, the council has focused on regional piracy outbreaks such as off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Guinea [...]

38 killed in Kenya tribal clashes - Red Cross

38 killed in Kenya tribal clashes – Red Cross

Nairobi (Alshahid)-Violent clashes raged between tribes in southeastern Kenya on Tuesday, a day after at least 38 people were killed in the southeast of the country, the Red Cross said. In the latest bloodshed, armed farmers allegedly attacked a village of their semi-nomadic livestock-herding neighbours on Tuesday, killing three people, the Red Cross said. Eight [...]

Popular Jihadist web forum knocked off Internet

Popular Jihadist web forum knocked off Internet

WASHINGTON (Alshahid)- — A popular jihadist Internet forum has been knocked off the Internet, and counterterrorism experts say it appears it was hacked.   Cybersecurity analysts say the al-Shamukh forum appears to have been taken down by a fairly sophisticated cyberattack that hit not only the website, but the server — which is the main [...]

U.S. airstrikes wounds two al-shabaab leaders in Somali

U.S. airstrikes wounds two al-shabaab leaders in Somali

Mogadishu (Alshahid) -A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation said Wednesday. The strike last week against senior members of al-Shabab comes amid growing concern within the U.S. government that some leaders of the Islamist [...]

TWO Somalis have been murdered in Cape Town

TWO Somalis have been murdered in Cape Town

Cape Town (Alshahid) -The men were shot in the head while they were delivering groceries to their shops. They died on the scene in Red Bay Street. The criminals fled with a bakkie full of groceries and an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness, Buyiswa Gaji, said: “I was going to the shop when I [...]

U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

Washington (Alshahid) - The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. “The political landscape in Egypt has changed, [...]

Communique Of The 39th Extra-Ordinary Session Of The IGAD Council Of Ministers On The Security And Political Situation In Somalia, Sudan And Eritrea’s Activities In The Region 28th June 2011

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (Alshahid) The 39th Extra-ordinary Meeting of the IGAD Council of Ministers  convened on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 28th June 2011 to discuss the developments in Somalia, the Sudan and  the activities of Eritrea in the region and to chart the way forward, ahead for [...]

Somali criminals should not be deported, rules European Court

Somali criminals should not be deported, rules European Court

London (Alshahid) -The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because to do so would endanger their lives, the European Court of Human Rights says. The Strasbourg judges said the UK’s duty to protect the two from torture or inhumane treatment was “absolute”. The pair, aged 24 and 42, were served with [...]

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