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Somalia famine: "Tens of thousands will have died," UN says

The UN declared a famine in Somalia six months ago. Delivery of aid has been disrupted by Al Shabaab, an Islamist group with ties to Al Qaeda.

On Location Video: Mogadishu steps back to life

The frontline in the fight against al Shabaab insurgents has moved to the outskirts of the city, bringing peace to the city center.

Somali al Shabaab rebels join Twitter

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants have apparently opened a Twitter account, using the handle @HSMPress.
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Al Shabaab's Twitter profile. (From Twitter/Screengrab)

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants have apparently opened a Twitter account, using the handle @HSMPress.

HSM is the English acronym of the full length version of al-Shabaab’s name, the Harakat al Shabaab al-Mujahideen, the Wired news site reported.


Kenya: where all Somalis are suspects?

NAIROBI — Many Kenyans view Somali immigrants as potential Al Shabaab terrorists. In Eastleigh, which is a Somali enclave in Kenya, the concern is palpable.

Kenya bus attack "kills four" near Somalia border: reports

Kenya has sent hundreds of troops into Somalia to attack al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants, following a wave of kidnappings of foreign tourists and aid workers. Al Shabaab has threatened retaliatory attacks on Kenya.

Somalia: MSF suspends campaign due to fighting

MSF said heavy fighting broke out October 20 in Daynile, just outside Mogadishu, between militants with Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab and forces from Somalia's transitional government, backed by African Union peacekeepers.

Somalia's Al Shabaab militants claim to have killed dozens of African Union peacekeepers

Al Shabaab rebels claimed the bodies were those of African peacekeepers killed during fighting in Mogadishu.

Somalia's Al Shabaab militant group warns of revenge attacks against Kenya

Kenya says it is defending itself after a spate of kidnappings by Al Shabaab militants, including the recent kidnapping of two Spanish women working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at Dadaab, a massive camp for Somali refugees in Kenya.  

Drone Wars: Somalia becomes the latest front

MOGADISHU — The first attack came on June 23, when a series of drone strikes, in quick succession, hit close to Kismayo in the far south of Somalia.

Al Qaeda base still strong in East Africa

NAIROBI — After the death of Osama bin Laden, the Somali insurgents, Al Shabaab, are the most visible allies to Al Qaeda.
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