For FBI agents in Minneapolis, combating al-Shabab’s efforts to radicalize Somali-Americans is their top priority.
The failed weekend special forces raid near Mogadishu is raising new questions about US military capability in Somalia.
Navy SEALs’ Somalia raid, along with another US operation in Libya, were daring and didn’t involve drone strikes. The ops could offer clues into whether Obama is backing off that strategy.
Somali-Americans have a chance to refocus on economic and political integration to mainstream Minnesota, and by extension to America, while maintaining the community’s unique culture.
US officials are not confirming reports that ‘two or three’ Americans were among the Kenya mall attackers, but if it is true, it could have legal and security implications for the US.
The Somalia-based Al Shabab has produced slick recruitment videos targeting Somali-Americans. Even before the Kenya mall attack, officials were monitoring the terror group’s reach into the US.
Islamist terrorists were still holding dozens of hostages Sunday in Nairobi’s upscale Westgate mall. The attack is the worst Kenya has confronted since 1998.
High-profile medical aid mission group gives up, citing unhelpful ‘civilian authorities’ and too many attacks and risks. Latest kidnapping was the ‘last straw.’
Mogadishu says Nairobi is creating an autonomous state of Jubaland on its border and backing a hand-picked warlord to run it. It’s asking Kenyan troops to leave.
Al Shabab fighters launch one of worst attacks since being largely driven out of the Somali capitol two years ago. ‘We knew it was dangerous here,’ says UN spokesman in country.
WASHINGTON — McCollum is in South Sudan and Tanzania; Ellison is visiting Somalia.
Both Abdiaziz Abdinur, a contributor to The Monitor, and the woman who told him she was raped by men wearing government uniforms have received year-long sentences, prompting world concern.
For the first time since 1991, the United States has recognized a government in the war-torn East African nation, setting the stage for strengthening political ties between the two countries.
Herding sheep and goats, and selling them to Gulf states, might be the way out of Somalia’s struggles.
Warsame Shire Awale was known for pillorying Al Shabab, Somalia’s Al Qaeda-allied Islamist militants, in radio plays and poems.
The pirate attacks are down 65 percent to their lowest level since 2009.
Proceeds from run-walk event will go toward alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
A UN contract to buy charcoal for African Union troop kitchens in Somalia may indirectly be funding the country’s Al Qaeda-allied Islamist army, the Monitor has learned.
Although the military is expected to defeat Africa’s most-sophisticated Al Qaeda affiliate, it’s unlikely to fully destroy it.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was not injured in today’s suicide bombings, but the attacks may be representative of some of the many challenges he’ll face in leading Somalia.