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US blacklists 2 Al Shabaab leaders

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  The US has designated two leaders of the Somali militant group Al Shabaab as terrorists, according to a report on Tuesday. Ahmed Diriye, Al Shabaab’s leader since September last year, and Mahad Karate, who has played a key role in the group’s intelligence wing, were blacklisted, the US state department stated, according to a Xinhua report. As a result ...

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Australia and Iran will share intelligence to fight IS


Australia and Iran have agreed to share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said the deal will help both countries in their efforts to tackle Islamic State (IS). She added that Australia would have access to information gathered by Iranian operatives in Iraq. Ms Bishop spoke after her meeting with President Hassan ...

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On the migration road in Serbia


  BELGRADE , 15 April 2015 (IRIN) – Serbia has been hosting refugees from Croatia and Bosnia for the past 20 years, but has found itself unprepared for the arrival of hundreds of new asylum seekers every day in recent months, the majority of them from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.Most make their way from neighbouring Macedonia or Bulgaria and spend ...

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Panic at Nairobi university after electrical blasts mistaken for terror attack


.. Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)University of Nairobi students were terrified Sunday morning when they heard explosions — caused by a faulty electrical cable — and believed it was a terror attack, the school said. Students on the Kikuyu campus stampeded down the halls of the Kimberly dormitory, and some jumped from its fifth floor, the university said. Hundreds were injured and ...

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Bristol woman on way to Temple Meads station sexually assaulted by taxi driver


AN asylum seeker from Somalia who found work as a taxi-driver sexually assaulted a woman passenger on her way to Temple Meads railway station, a court heard. Abukar Jimale, 46, of Halston Drive, St Pauls, Bristol had been found guilty of sexual assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without her consent on January 16. The father ...

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Kenya freezes money transfers to Somalia over suspected terror links


Nairobi (AFP) – Kenya’s police chief issued Wednesday a list of 85 people and companies, including at least 13 key money transfer companies, of suspected links to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab. Top of the list issued in an official government gazette notice was alleged Shebab commander Mohamed Mohamud, said to be the mastermind behind the university massacre of almost 150 people ...

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Why al Shabab Attacked Kenya’s Garissa University College


Sadly, the al Shabab attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College that killed at least 147 people was nothing new. Since October 2011, when Kenya invaded Somalia to fight the terrorist group in its home territory, the group has launched more than 100 attacks inside Kenya that have claimed hundreds of lives and sent the country’s tourism industry into a tailspin. ...

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Garissa student vows not to return

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Nairobi – A student of Garissa University where 148 people, mostly students, were killed in an al-Shabaab attack has vowed to not return to the school because she fears for her life. Patricia Wanjiru Theuri, 23, said she would not try and continue with her teaching course at the university because she was too traumatised. Theuri narrowly escaped the attack ...

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One of the Garissa attackers has been identified as a Kenyan national..

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One of the Garissa attackers has been identified as a Kenyan national. Interior ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka named the attacker as Abdirahim Abdullahi, saying he was “a university of Nairobi law graduate and described by a person who knows him well as a brilliant upcoming lawyer.” The spokesman said Abdullahi’s father, a local official in Mandera County, had “reported to ...

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Women nabbed at Kenya-Somalia border en route to join Al-Shabaab


Kenya: Military officers have arrested three young women believed to be Al-Shabaab sympathisers in Wajir as they attempted to cross into Somalia from where they were to be transported to Iraq and Syria to become ‘Jihadist brides’. The arrest of the three women thwarted an ambitious attempt by the trio to join extremists, but also raised fear among residents, with ...

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