Hundreds arrested in security swoop in Somali capital
Hundreds of people mostly youths have been arrested in security search operations jointly conducted by Somali government forces and African Union peacekeepers in areas in the Hodon district south of Mogadishu on Thursday.
Canadian ‘terror tourist’ Mohamed Hersi gets 10 years in jail for planning to join Islamic jihadist group in Somalia
BRAMPTON, Ont. — An Ontario judge issued a stern rebuke against “terror tourists” — those leaving Canada to join militant groups abroad — by ordering the maximum sentence against a Somali-Canadian arrested while trying to leave Toronto to join Al-Shabab.
The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.
Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery
Saado Ali Warsame’s songs and poems urged unity in a country known for its tumult and division. Between the lines, they also reflected a political activism for change that propelled her to become one of the first women in Somalia’s parliament.
The parliamentary bloc of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has unanimously endorsed a proposal for party leader Raila Odinga to hold a referendum on major challenges facing the country.
AL Shabab militants in Somalia have on Wednesday shot and killed a 13 year-old girl in the town of Diinsoor in the south-western Somali region of Bay after accusing her of spying for Somali government and AU troops.
EXCLUSIVE: Somali-American elders make citizen's arrest of suspected recruiter
The motto of the Department of Homeland Security is "see something, say something" -- and a group of Somali-Americans did just that when they thought a man was trying to recruit teens to fight in Syria.