While the battle against Al Shabaab may still be going on, East African countries seem to have already won a major war in Somalia — one they never set out to fight.
Nairobi, May 4, 2012) – The Kenyan security forces have committed widespread human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis with total impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Between November 2011 and March 2012, Kenyan police and soldiers arbitrarily arrested and mistreated Kenyan citizens and Somali refugees in North Eastern province in response to attacks by militants
Osama bin Laden didn't want to publicly recognize the Somali militant group al-Shabab as a part of al-Qaida because it would bring extra attention from "enemies," but months after his death, al-Qaida and al-Shabab announced a formal merger.
Members of Ottawa’s Somali community are mourning the death of a Somali member of Parliament and wounding of a former community leader following a suicide bombing in the central Somali town of Dusamareb on Tuesday.
Six people, including two MPs, have been killed in a suicide attack in central Somalia, authorities in the town of Dusa Mareb have said. Eyewitnesses told the BBC the attack targeted...