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Book review: The utility of force

General Rupert Smith published his "The Utility of Force – The Art of War in the Modern World" to well-deserved acclaim some...

Child malnutrition in Somalia at dire levels: ICRC

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One in 10 children in parts of drought-hit Somalia is at risk of starving to death, twice as many as recently as...

Modern-day pirates pursued by Virginia prosecutors

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Virginia, which had last tried a pirate in 1819 and prosecuted Blackbeard's crew 300 years ago, has become the US center for...

Uganda’s Museveni calls for air support in Somalia

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called for foreign air support to help root out Islamist militants in Somalia, one year after suicide bombings...

Analysis: The menace of Al-Shabaab: A rising threat for Kenya and...

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Al-Shabaab, an Islamist insurgency group, has been a serious concern for peace in Somalia, but more recently, it has appeared that the regional threat...

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa: UN

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The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with...

Qaeda takes new hit with loss of E.Africa plotter

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The killing in Somalia of a top al Qaeda militant deepens the group's woes a month after Osama bin Laden's death, but...

Africa talking counterpiracy walk

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Africa is talking the counterpiracy walk and has yet to contribute to the fight beyond signing an agreement in January and providing...

Somali clashes kill 21, wound 42

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At least 21 people were killed and 42 wounded in fighting in Somalia, a human rights group says. Fighting between clans left...

Kenya is ready to defend against cross-border attacks

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Kenyan security forces are ready to tackle any threats from the rebel group al Shabaab in neighbouring Somalia, a senior regional administrator...

US unwittingly aids Somali insurgency

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Hundreds of Somali soldiers trained with millions of US tax dollars have deserted because they are not being paid their $100 monthly...

Al Qaeda members land in Somalia from Yemen: govt

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At least 12 al Qaeda members have crossed from Yemen into Somalia in the last two weeks, bringing money and military expertise...

Somali pirate killed in cargo ship hijack shooting

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A suspected Somali pirate was killed during shooting between pirates and armed guards on board a Panamanian-flagged ship, a maritime official and...

Somali rebels join forces in cyberspace: UN report

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Armed rebel groups in Somalia are using the Internet for fundraising and recruitment, and they achieve better results through the Web than...

Somali Sufi militia joins government to fight rebels

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Somalia's government has agreed to bring one of the country's militia groups on board ahead of an expected military push against Islamist...

Rising piracy may prompt more joint naval action: NATO

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The number and scope of pirate attacks is seen increasing worldwide and could trigger more joint military operations to keep shipping lanes...

Somali tied to Islamists worked with two UN agencies

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A Somali businessman linked to Islamist rebels who likely received a ransom paid for kidnapped French aid workers was a contractor for...

AU to hold meetings on Somalia and Madagascar: official

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The spokesperson for the African Union (AU) says the continental body will soon hold special meetings to address the political and security...

Kenya seeks Israel’s help against jihadists

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Kenyan Minister George Saitoti met his counterpart in Jerusalem last week, Minister for Public Security, Yitzchak Aharonovich and the two discussed their...

Iranian Proxies: An Intricate and Active We

For the past few years, STRATFOR has been carefully following the imbroglio over the Iranian nuclear weapons program and efforts by the...

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