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Kenya arrests leader of separatist coastal movement

Kenya has arrested a separatist coastal leader.Kenyan police on Wednesday arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions, accusing Omar Mwamnuadzi of holding an illegal meeting and planning a breach of the peace.

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia warns of attacks by Somali militants

Al Shabaab militants.The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has warned of a possible attack by Somali militant group al Shabaab and urged its nationals to avoid large crowds and hotels and restaurants in an upscale district of the capital Addis Ababa.

Tunisia says it thwarted jihadist attack before elections

Tunisian security forces.Tunisian security forces have arrested a group of Islamist militants, including two women, that planned to carry out attacks in the capital, Tunis, less than two weeks before parliamentary elections, authorities said on Tuesday.

Illegal Somali charcoal exports fuel Islamist rebels, warlords

A Somali port.Illegal exports of Somali charcoal earned al Shabaab militants tens of millions of dollars in the past year and also financed violations of an arms embargo by clan-based militia that could fuel warlord tensions, U.N. investigators said in a new report.

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