Al-Shabaab

Kenya hotel attack: 21 dead, 50 still missing
Nairobi hotel attack
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Kenya hotel attack: 21 dead, 50 still missing

Al-Shabaab terrorist group says attack was ‘response’ to Donald Trump’s decision to move Israeli capital to Jerusalem
17 Jan 2019
Former al-Shabaab leader runs for office in Somalia
Mukhtar Robow
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Former al-Shabaab leader runs for office in Somalia

Mukhtar Robow, who led one of Africa’s deadliest terrorist groups, hopes to be regional president
31 Oct 2018
Al-Shabaab terror group announces ban on plastic bags
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Al-Shabaab terror group announces ban on plastic bags

Single-use bags ‘pose a threat to wellbeing of humans and animals’, says Islamist leader
3 Jul 2018
How Western aid money funds world terrorism
Western aid agencies have a long and complicated history in Africa
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How Western aid money funds world terrorism

CNN report detailing how UN money ends up with al-Shabaab just latest example of aid exploitation by terrorist groups
13 Feb 2018
African counter-terrorism ‘is creating extremists’
A Somali soldier responding to an Al Shabaab suicide attack in Mogadishu
In Brief

African counter-terrorism ‘is creating extremists’

The UN says a heavy-handed approach by governments is a primary factor pushing people into violent groups
8 Sep 2017
Kenya university attack: shots going off 'like fireworks'
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Kenya university attack: shots going off 'like fireworks'

Police attempting to 'flush out' gunmen from student accommodation after 15 people killed
2 Apr 2015
Is Samantha Lewthwaite really a terrorist mastermind?
Samantha Lewthwaite
In Depth

Is Samantha Lewthwaite really a terrorist mastermind?

BBC investigation suggests Samantha Lewthwaite, the White Widow, is unlikely to have been on the frontline of terrorism
2 Jul 2014

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