Ethiopia: Country Protected from Possible al-Shabab Attacks
Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is protected at all times from attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab but is asking its citizens to be vigilant. The American Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a terror warning earlier this week.
Somalia: A New Booklet On Apostasy in Islam Has Rattled Extremist Somali Clerics
It's not often that we hear of a battle of ideas between reformist the Muslim scholars and fundamentalist clerics of Somalia, who are fighting tooth and nail to silence the voice of moderation and reformation.
Rep. Ellison Statement on Minneapolis-Bosaso Sister-City Partnership
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Minneapolis City Council passed and Mayor Betsy Hodges signed a resolution to begin a sister-city partnership with Bosaso, Somalia’s third largest city.
We dissociate ourselves from those people who worship democracy,” says the speaker in the recently released video. “The only one we should worship and follow is Allah.” Switching between Danish and Arabic, the speaker is making a dark sales pitch for the extremist group Millatu Ibrahim, which was banned in Germany two years ago but has now established itself in Denmark.
Guest Post: 'Last Hijack' Goes Home with a Somali Pirate
In 2009 there was a swarm of news reports about piracy off the coast of Africa. I got intrigued by the subject because of the thrilling hijack stories, but almost immediately focused on the Somali side of it. The pictures of the tiny skiff next to the immense sea tankers simply wouldn’t leave me.
Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants
Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Generates Millions of Revenue From Kismayo Charcoal Exports
Al-Shabaab's charcoal exports from Kismayo have increased since the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) took control of the port in September 2012, the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea said in its latest annual report released this week.