Somalia’s Constituent Assembly conference has convened a series of meetings in Mogadishu, bringing together more than 100 traditional elders to decide the selection of the assembly that will adopt a constitution and a new parliament. Some analysts said elders from areas still under the control of al-Shabab and those clans supporting the group may elect members of parliament who favor the Islamist militant group.
Is the samosa the devil’s food? Is the stuff inside it kosher? Is its triangle shape Zionist?
While the battle against Al Shabaab may still be going on, East African countries seem to have already won a major war in Somalia — one they never set out to fight.
Nairobi, May 4, 2012) – The Kenyan security forces have committed widespread human rights abuses against ethnic Somalis with total impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Between November 2011 and March 2012, Kenyan police and soldiers arbitrarily arrested and mistreated Kenyan citizens and Somali refugees in North Eastern province in response to attacks by militants
Osama bin Laden didn't want to publicly recognize the Somali militant group al-Shabab as a part of al-Qaida because it would bring extra attention from "enemies," but months after his death, al-Qaida and al-Shabab announced a formal merger.