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The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab: How gender dynamics, ideology, politics influenced their choices
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The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab: How gender dynamics, ideology, politics influenced their choices

An examination of the political and ideological motivations behind women joining the Al-Shabaab shows that in some cases, they do make autonomous decisions based on their response to the grievances of the Muslim community. But other structural and cultural factors were at play too, such as the patriarchal set-up in families and their communities.

American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday
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American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday

The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack at a hotel in Kenya capital Nairobi had survived the 9/11 attacks. Jason Spindler specialised in emerging economies.

Toll in bomb blast at Somalia's Mogadishu rises to 20; president condemns attacks, PM visits wounded
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Toll in bomb blast at Somalia's Mogadishu rises to 20; president condemns attacks, PM visits wounded

The toll in the Mogadishu blasts rose after some of those wounded on Saturday died in hospital. Both civilians and members from the security forces were among the casualties.

At least 16 dead in Mogadishu blast near Somalia's presidential palace; Al-Shabab claims responsibility
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At least 16 dead in Mogadishu blast near Somalia's presidential palace; Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Those killed in the blast in Mogadishu include three staffers from the London-based Universal TV station, including prominent journalist Awil Dahir Salad.

Double suicide blast in Somalia kills 14, injures 20; militant group Al Shabaab claims responsibility for attack
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Double suicide blast in Somalia kills 14, injures 20; militant group Al Shabaab claims responsibility for attack

The group frequently carries out suicide attacks in Somalia and parts of East Africa.

At least six killed in suicide bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu; blast damages nearby houses, mosque
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At least six killed in suicide bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu; blast damages nearby houses, mosque

Islamist militant group Al Shabaab said it was behind the attack on Hawlwadag district office, which also blew off the roof of a mosque and damaged houses nearby.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Uganda heightens security in Kampala eight years after 2010 final terror attack
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Uganda heightens security in Kampala eight years after 2010 final terror attack

Uganda has raised security in bars and restaurants around the capital city ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final. The city was targeted during the 2010 World Cup final by al-Shabaab in an attack which killed 76 people.

Nine killed, 10 wounded in attack on Somalia interior ministry in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
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Nine killed, 10 wounded in attack on Somalia interior ministry in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry as security forces continued to battle gunmen inside, police said Saturday.

Somalia: Suicide bomber kills 15, injures 17 at police training camp in Mogadishu
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Somalia: Suicide bomber kills 15, injures 17 at police training camp in Mogadishu

A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 15 officers, officials said.

Islamic State faction in Somalia thriving, receiving funding from Iraq and Syria, says UN report
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Islamic State faction in Somalia thriving, receiving funding from Iraq and Syria, says UN report

Islamic State faction in Somalia has grown significantly over the past year, carrying out attacks in Puntland and receiving some funding from Syria and Iraq

Mogadishu blast: Death toll rises to 358 in Somalia; injured victims flown to Turkey, Sudan, Kenya for treatment
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Mogadishu blast: Death toll rises to 358 in Somalia; injured victims flown to Turkey, Sudan, Kenya for treatment

Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured.

Mogadishu blast: More than 300 casualties reported in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade
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Mogadishu blast: More than 300 casualties reported in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade.

Refugees in Delhi Part 4: Somalian migrants enjoy peace but deportation, racial discrimination looms large
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Refugees in Delhi Part 4: Somalian migrants enjoy peace but deportation, racial discrimination looms large

Over 1.1 million Somali refugees remained in neighbouring countries and the wider diaspora. As violence intensified in Yemen, Somalis who had fled continued to return home. By the end of the year, over 30,500 Somalis were back

Somalia bombing: At least 18 dead in Mogadishu, 20 others held hostage by Al-Shabaab militants
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Somalia bombing: At least 18 dead in Mogadishu, 20 others held hostage by Al-Shabaab militants

Gunmen were holding at least 20 people hostage in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attack that killed five in Somalia
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Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attack that killed five in Somalia

The Islamic State group claimed responsibilty for a suicide attack in Somalia, a region dominated by the Al-Qaeda linked Shabab.

31-year-old Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for Islamist militant: Two arrested
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31-year-old Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for Islamist militant: Two arrested

Somali security forces shot a minister for public works dead in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said.

Seven people killed by Al-Shabaab gunmen in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack
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Seven people killed by Al-Shabaab gunmen in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack

Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a popular beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, city authorities said on Friday.

Somalia: Atleast 4 killed, 12 injured after explosive laden cars ram into each other
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Somalia: Atleast 4 killed, 12 injured after explosive laden cars ram into each other

At least four people were killed on Sunday when two cars packed with explosives were rammed into a police building in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.

'Nothing to do with Islam': Somalia bans Christmas and New Year's celebrations
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'Nothing to do with Islam': Somalia bans Christmas and New Year's celebrations

The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Muslim country, saying the festivities "have nothing to do with Islam."

Photos: Kenya's Westgate mall reopens, nearly two years after Al Shabaab terror attack
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Photos: Kenya's Westgate mall reopens, nearly two years after Al Shabaab terror attack

After a bloody terror attack nearly two years ago, Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened its doors to shoppers on Saturday.