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Countering Al Shabaab

The UN calendar recognizes 21st August as theInternational day commemorating victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief. On 19-08-2022, which is coincidentally recognized as World humanitarian day, Al Shabaab launched an attack at the HAYAT Hotel, Mogadishu. Al Shabaab seeks to fight and muddle the new government […]

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Deplorable living conditions in Al Shabaab camps

The Al Shabaab militant group has often bragged on social media spaces about the luxurious life they live at the camps. Unfortunately, the lavish lifestyle they portray has lured young people into joining the group. Some of these young men have been able to escape the group and surrendered to […]

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Strengthening regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism

The Horn of Africa region has suffered greatly under the scourge of the Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabaab. Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia continue to develop and implement various counter-terrorism initiatives in their respective countries which have seen low recruitment and radicalization levels. But to holistically eliminate this threat […]

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Biden deals Al Shabaab big blow

American president Joe Biden redeployed 500 U.S military troops to Somalia, this is after former president Donald Trump had withdrawn the same amount of troops from the Horn of Africa country in the last weeks of his presidency. This withdrawal of American troops that had been stationed in Somalia was […]

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Al Shabaab bombs a school in Somalia

The fight against Violent extremists and terrorist organizations has made significant strides in recent weeks. The government of Somalia earlier this month announced the death of 300 terrorists across the Republic of Somalia. But the terrorists have since then taken a different approach which is targeting children in schools. Last […]

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Al Shabaab is Horn of Africa’s plague

Al Shabaab has proved beyond any doubt that they do not care for the sanctity of life. The militia group unleashes terror, leaving misery and despair to the Somali people. They destroy schools, hospitals and institutions that provide vital services to the Somali civilians. The Al-Shabaab has no specific targets. […]

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SNA, AMISOM pile up pressure on Al Shabaab

The Somali National Army with support from allied forces in AMISOM has turned up the heat on Al Shabaab militants in the past week. The Somali military, on Saturday, killed 12 Al Shabaab fighters in an operation carried out near Janale town of Lower Shabelle region. An unspecified number of […]

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Fewer Kenyan youth are joining Al Shabaab

Preventing violent extremism effectively demands a resilience practice in society. This is basically a community understanding how people can be part of preventing violent extremist groups from operating. Since the military’s deployment to Somalia, Kenya has felt an increase in violent attacks by Somali-based Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, commonly known as […]

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