Djibouti: How Much Do We Know About the La Chaumere Bombers?

By Ahmed Abdi, MUSE Robleh Herad, 36, and Hodan Mohammed Isse, 29, were involved in the deadly attack at a La Chaumere restaurant, which left 20 people dead and 15 others wounded. Herad entered the second room of the La Chaumere restaurant where International soldiers were sitting and blew up himself, within seconds later his […]

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US Embassy Warns Al-Shabab Attacks in Ethiopia

By U.S. Embassy (Addis Ababa), THE U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa would like to remind U.S. citizens living or traveling in Ethiopia to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to enhance personal security. The Embassy continues to receive credible threat reports of Al-Shabaab’s intent and capability to attack Ethiopia and western […]

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Djibouti Restaurant Bomb Attack Killed 3, Wounded 15

By Reuters, TWO Somalis are suspected of having carried out a suicide bombing at a restaurant filled with Western military personnel on Saturday that killed three and wounded at least 15 Djibouti’s Interior Ministry has said. Several members of EU naval and civilian maritime security missions were among those wounded in the attack. 

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Somalia Diverting Arms to Al-Shabab, UN Report Claim

By BBC, A UN report has warned that “systematic abuses” by Somalia’s government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al Shabab militants. The report for the UN’s sanctions committee calls for the restoration of an arms embargo on Somalia that was relaxed last year. It said a key advisor to Somalia’s president […]

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The Ethiopian Government Theatrics about Al-Shabab Threat

By ONLF Press Release, The Ethiopian government has declared that it has heightened security inside the Ogaden and the Somali border on the pretext of Al-Shabab threat. This declaration is a calculated ruse to misguide the international community, which is intended to camouflage the massive campaign of detentions and harassment it is conducting in the […]

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Reflection on IBTimes’ Misinformation of Eritrea 2% TAX

By Tsighe Andemariam, As British-Eritrean living in UK, I was shocked to read the article titled “Eritrea Extorts UK Refugees to Fund Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist Fighters”. The said article accuses Eritrea of funding the Al Shabaab Somali militants, described as “terrorists” by the west. I am writing this to inform any interested reader of the […]

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UN: 3,000 Ugandan and Burundi Soldiers Killed in Somalia

By VOA News, A top U.N. official says up to 3,000 African Union soldiers have been killed in Somalia over the past few years fighting the Islamist insurgency. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson gave the death toll at a news conference Thursday at U.N. headquarters. Eliasson said Uganda and Burundi, which supplied most of the […]

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The Rise of Islamophobia in Ethiopia

Recent demands have been the most vocal and the most sustained in the history of Ethiopian Muslims. But if they have gone the least bit beyond the scope of religion, then, ironically, they have been overtly secularist. By OpenDemocracy.net, Many observers have documented the rise in Islamophobic sentiments in many western lands, especially since 9/11. While […]

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