Somalia: Mujahedeen are safe and didn’t face any Kenyan attack, Al-Shabab
Somalia’s rebel group, al-Shabab, has refuted claims by Kenya that more than 100 of its militants were killed after a raid on its hideouts. Al-Shabab stated that the Kenyan government was trying to mask its failure to protect its citizens after an attack on a bus in the town of Mandera left 28 passengers dead. Kenya has often accused al-Shahab for the series of attacks on its territory including the September 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi which killed 77 people.
Kenyan shilling nears 3-year low after attacks, shares fall
Kenya's shilling weakened to close near three-year lows on Monday after Islamist militants ambushed a bus and killed 28 people near the Somali border at the weekend, threatening the country's ailing tourism industry.
No-confidence motion sparks parliamentary row in Somalia
A session of the Somali parliament ended abruptly on Monday following the distribution of a proposed motion to withdraw confidence from the government, which caused a row between rival MPs, according to parliamentary sources.
To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort
In an effort to parry terrorist recruitment of Twin Cities Somali youth, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota said Monday that he will lobby White House officials to create jobs and expand youth programs that combat the root causes of extremism.
'Al-Shabab Doesn't Want a Truce With Infidel Powers'
The violent campaign between Kenya's government and Somali militants is escalaintg. On Sunday, a day after members of the al-Shabab group executed 28 passengers on a Kenyan bus, Kenya's Vice President William Ruto announced that the country's military had crossed into Somalia and attacked al-Shabab camps where the bus attack was planned. The combined air and ground attack killed over 115 militants and, according to Ruto, "identified, followed and struck the perpetrators of these heinous crimes." A spokesman for al-Shabab denied Ruto's claim, and the attack could not be independently verified.
Somali parliament again fails to hold 'no confidence' vote
The Somali parliament's Monday (November 24th) session again devolved into chaos as lawmakers prepared for the third time to debate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported.