Spurred by the recent defection by high-ranking Al-Shabab commanders, Somalia's president called for more defections by disgruntled militants still fighting alongside the group which is fighting to topple the western backed government.
Minneapolis FBI refused to use Somali outreach for spying
The FBI directed its agents in Minneapolis and five other U.S. cities in 2009 to use community outreach with Somali groups as cover to gather intelligence on terrorist recruiting efforts and on individuals who would likely be vulnerable to being radicalized, according to a newly released memo that outlines the secretive operation.
Agriculture, food security key for resolving conflicts
Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held here on Monday.
Al-Shabaab victims seek justice, government support
Victims of the harsh punishments al-Shabaab meted out during its rule in some parts of Somalia have asked the government for help as they are still suffering from the ill effects of al-Shabaab's brutal actions.
NAIROBI—A week after schools reopened, teachers in northeastern Kenya have yet to report to work. Instead, over the past few days, more than 300 educators have stormed the Teachers Service Commission offices in this capital city, demanding transfers to schools in parts of the country where al-Shabab terrorists have been active.
A former top commander from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, called on his former comrades Tuesday to follow his lead and surrender to the country's internationally-backed government.
Somalia’s prime minister has appointed his new cabinet, mostly political novices following weeks of delays due to a pressure from legislators who warned him of reinstating certain ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet.