Somalia: Press Freedom Under Fire As Security Forces Increase Media Crackdown
Mogadisho — Heavily armed Somalia National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces picked Mohamed Bashir Hashi, news editor of Shabelle Radio station, from his home, Saturday, in a sequences of media attacks in the weekend.
KENYA:The new Director-General of the National Intelligence Service, Maj-Gen Philip Kameru, could not have picked a more interesting time to take over leadership of the intelligence community. Of all the matters in his in-tray, few are as urgent as the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.
Somali Islamists kill national security officer; Al Shabaab claim responsibility
A senior Somali national security officer was gunned down while riding in his car in Mogadishu on Saturday, in the latest eruption of violence since the al Shabaab Islamic militants named a new leader a week ago.
Ellison tells White House to work with local communities to curb radicalization
Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East.
An Incredible New HBO Documentary Shows What It's Really Like Inside A Terror Attack
On Sept. 21 of last year, four militants of the Somalian terror group al-Shabab entered the high-end Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital and began shooting. In the massacre that followed, scores of men, women and children were killed on what was supposed to be a Saturday spent shopping. Dozens of the mall's security cameras captured the horrific events, which lasted days as the militants holed-up inside the building.
Costa Rican police detain undocumented Eritrean, Somali migrants
Costa Rican police continued rounding up undocumented migrants this week with the detention on Wednesday of four Eritreans and four Somalis who were traveling toward the Peñas Blancas border crossing with Nicaragua. The arrests, which included a Costa Rican man traveling with the group, occurred at a police checkpoint outside Abangares, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.
S.Africa :Foreigners in fear after looting of shops
Pretoria - Looting of shops owned by foreign nationals amid service delivery protests in Mamelodi East’s Phomolong settlement this week has sent ripples of fear among the shopkeepers, who have just recently returned to the area after being forced out a few months ago.