Somalia
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Al-Shabaab executes alleged U.S. spies

Terrorism | Somali-based terror group claims two of four men killed worked with the CIA
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/17, 10:33 am

Al-Shabaab on Sunday said it has publicly executed four men accused of spying for other governments, including the United States.

The Islamic extremist group said its Sharia court in southern Somalia’s Jamame town found the men guilty of working with the countries’ intelligence agencies.

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Trump’s orders stir frustration, uncertainty in Africa

Immigration | The bans on refugees and some travelers could impact more than migration
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/31/17, 12:17 pm

President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily halt the refugee program and ban travelers from some countries has turned back hundreds of African refugees and left thousands more struggling to adjust to the decision.

The executive order includes three African countries: Sudan, Somalia, and Libya. Analysts and state leaders across the continent have said the order’s effects could reach beyond temporarily blocking migrants.

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Al-Shabaab kills at least 15 people in hotel attack

Terrorism | Somali official says police have regained control of the building in Mogadishu
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/25/17, 11:18 am

Somali-based Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab killed at least 15 people and injured more than 50 others today after militants set off twin bombs and opened fire at a popular hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. 

The attack began this morning when the extremists rammed an explosive-laden car into Dayah hotel’s gate. Gunmen then stormed the building and began to exchange gunfire with security guards. A second car bomb detonated at the same location several minutes later, after journalists and first responders arrived at the scene.

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