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Islamic State or Al-Qaeda? Somalia's Shebab mulls future

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab militants are divided over whether to maintain their allegiance to Al-Qaeda or shift to Islamic State, according to militant and security sources, analysts and clan elders.

Somali Shebab bomb attack on UN bus kills at least six

Garowe - Somalia's Shebab Islamists killed at least six UN workers on Monday when they set off a huge bomb which ripped through a staff bus in the northeastern town of Garowe, police said.

Somali Shebab kill 15 in education ministry attack

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants on Tuesday blasted their way into the higher education ministry with a car bomb before storming the building, killing 15 people.

Kenya starts to bury its massacre dead

Nairobi - The funerals began Friday of students killed in a university massacre of almost 150 people, as some parents still waited to receive the remains of their loved ones.

Somalia issues bounties for top Shebab leaders

Mugadishu - Somalia's government has issued bounties for 11 top leaders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants, with $250,000 offered for the extremist's chief, Ahmad Umar.

Kenya freezes key money transfers to Somalia over terror suspicion

Nairobi - Kenya froze key money transfer companies vital for Somalia Wednesday after the police chief issued a list of 85 people and businesses with suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

Five Kenyans, one Tanzanian held over university massacre: Court

Nairobi - A Nairobi court on Tuesday ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre.

Kenyans demand better security as they mourn massacre victims

Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyans took to the streets Tuesday demanding greater security following last week's massacre by Somalia's Shebab Islamists, on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

Kenyan airstrikes target Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan fighter jets pounded Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgent camps in southern Somalia on Monday, the army said, days after the Islamists killed 148 people in their worst ever massacre in Kenya.

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

Nairobi - They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.

'Gentle' ex-teacher accused of masterminding Kenya massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan police have named homegrown militant Islamist Mohamed Mohamud, a soft-spoken former teacher, as the alleged mastermind of the massacre of 148 people in a university in Garissa.

Kenya vows retaliation against Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's president vowed Saturday to retaliate in the "severest way" against Somalia's Shebab Islamists after they massacred nearly 150 people in a university.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Kenya's sleeping students prove easy prey for Shebab

Nairobi - Islamist gunmen who massacred sleeping students in Kenya's Garissa university knew what they were doing: they picked a soft target put further at risk by crippling corruption and mismanaged security, analysts say.

Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university

Garissa - The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown Friday to Nairobi and their desperate and grieving loved ones.

Somalia calls for closer security ties after 'barbaric' Kenya massacre

Garissa - Somalia and Kenya must boost security cooperation between them, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Friday, as he offered his condolences a day after "barbaric" Islamist gunmen massacred 147 students.

Somali Islamists kill 70 as troops end Kenya university massacre

Garissa - Masked gunmen from Somalia's Shebab Islamist group massacred at least 70 Kenyan students Thursday in a day-long college campus siege, the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998.

Shebab seize hostages, kill 15, in Kenya university attack

Garissa - Shebab gunmen on Thursday seized Christian hostages at a Kenya university near the border with Somalia, in a pre-dawn attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded scores more.

Uganda bombing trial stalls after top prosecutor assassinated

Kanpala - A key trial in Uganda of 13 men accused of taking part in Al-Shebab bombings that killed 76 people in 2010 was postponed Tuesday after the top prosecutor was shot dead.

At least 10 killed in Shebab raid on Somalia hotel

Mugadishu - At least 10 people have died in an attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somali security officials said Friday.

Somalia's Shebab stages suicide attack in key central town

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on Thursday attacked a fortified area in the central town of Baidoa, home to a key regional government headquarters, United Nations compound and airport, security officials said.

Firing squads, blast walls and dangerous diplomacy in Somalia

Mugadishu - A navy flak jacket over his sky-blue shirt, Neil Wigan peered through the bulletproof glass window at six uneven wooden poles in front of a sand dune.

At least 11 killed in Somalia hotel attack: police

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least 11 people and wounded many others Friday in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior government officials were inside, police said.

Somali lawmakers approve new cabinet as Shebab kills MP

Mugadishu - Somali lawmakers approved a new cabinet on Monday, hours after Shebab insurgents assassinated a colleague as he made his way to parliament.

Somalia says Shebab commander killed in US drone strike

Mugadishu - Somalia on Friday confirmed the death of Shebab commander Yusuf Dheeq in a US drone strike south of Mogadishu last week.

Several killed in Somalia airstrike

Mugadishu - Several people are believed to have been killed in an airstrike in southern Somalia apparently targetting a house used by members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militia, officials and witnesses said Sunday.

Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

Mugadishu - Somalia's new prime minister proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress.

Suicide attack in Somali capital ahead of Erdogan visit

Mugadishu - At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkey's president, police said.

East Africa ministers meet in Somalia for peace push

Mugadishu - East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades.

East Africa ministers meet in Somalia for peace push

Mugadishu - East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturday to push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades.
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The Toronto to Ottawa  eight-day walk kicks off at Nathan Phillips Square outside the Toronto City H...
The Toronto to Ottawa, eight-day walk kicks off at Nathan Phillips Square outside the Toronto City Hall.
Photo: Awesame Mohamed
The 400 Kilometre route covered by the Walk for Somalia team spanning 20 cities and towns during the...
The 400 Kilometre route covered by the Walk for Somalia team spanning 20 cities and towns during their September 19-26 walk from Toronto to Ottawa.
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Youth activist Hibaq Gelle has been busy organizing and facilitating youth events.
Youth activist Hibaq Gelle has been busy organizing and facilitating youth events.
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Ogaal Radio s Bilan Hassan (middle)  interviews Dr. Augustine Mahiga  the UN Special Envoy for Somal...
Ogaal Radio's Bilan Hassan (middle), interviews Dr. Augustine Mahiga, the UN Special Envoy for Somalia during his recent stop in Toronto. At left is Hassan "Karate," the anchor of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
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Walkers in day 5 in Brighton  Ontario.
Walkers in day 5 in Brighton, Ontario.
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A Toronto commuter digs into her bag ready to donate.
A Toronto commuter digs into her bag ready to donate.
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Community well wishers holding flags and balloons wait early as the Walk for Somalia team makes its ...
Community well wishers holding flags and balloons wait early as the Walk for Somalia team makes its way to the Bayshore Park in Ottawa.
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Lunch break.
Lunch break.
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Istar  5  and Samia  3  getting ready for the walk.
Istar, 5, and Samia, 3, getting ready for the walk.
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Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
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Participants at the Toronto welcoming ceremony held in honour of H.E. Fawzia Adan.
Participants at the Toronto welcoming ceremony held in honour of H.E. Fawzia Adan.
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Sambuza Village in Ottawa hosts Walk for Somalia team during a lunch reception.
Sambuza Village in Ottawa hosts Walk for Somalia team during a lunch reception.
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Walk for Somalia members  Istar (5) and Samia (3)  reading during a short break.
Walk for Somalia members, Istar (5) and Samia (3), reading during a short break.
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A Feed Somalia volunteer holding a donation box stands beside a giant poster depicting the images of...
A Feed Somalia volunteer holding a donation box stands beside a giant poster depicting the images of the famine.
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Walk for Somalia team members conduct a video presentation at the Toronto City Hall on the eight-day...
Walk for Somalia team members conduct a video presentation at the Toronto City Hall on the eight-day, Toronto-Ottawa walk.
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Suffering in Somalia famine.
Suffering in Somalia famine.
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Boys walking back home after chores near the Djibouti AMISOM base in Belet-Weyne  Somalia.
Boys walking back home after chores near the Djibouti AMISOM base in Belet-Weyne, Somalia.
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Anchor Hassan  Karate  of Ogaal Radio  88.9FM is calling for preemtive measures to end youth violenc...
Anchor Hassan "Karate" of Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM is calling for preemtive measures to end youth violence.
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Councillor Joe Mihevc of Ward 21  St. Paul s West  waves as he arrives at the Walk for Somalia kick ...
Councillor Joe Mihevc of Ward 21, St. Paul's West, waves as he arrives at the Walk for Somalia kick off ceremony at Nathan Phillips Square.
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