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Kenya Police: Man in custody admits he is suspect wanted in Somalia for murdering journalists

Somali Ministry of Information releases an undated photo of Hassan Haji Hanafi showing scars on his face. The Ministry says Hassan Hanafi went to Kenya to receive treatment following bullet injuries he sustained after military offensive by Somalia government forces and AMISOM on Buloburte town in central region of Hiran.

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday. The man was arrested in early August and after weeks of interrogation admitted that he is Hanafi. He had originally identified […]

August 23rd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Govt to Extend Cash Rewards Program for Information On Al-Shabaab


Mogadishu — Since the Somali Ministry of National Security started offering cash rewards to citizens for providing information on al-Shabaab, ten attacks have been prevented in Mogadishu in the past two months, ministry officials said. Based on the success of the cash rewards programme, the ministry said it intends to continue offering monetary compensation to […]

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali radio closure: Shabelle manager ‘in hiding’


The manager of the independent Shabelle radio station in the Somali capital has told the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air. Mohamed Musa said soldiers stormed the radio’s office on Friday, arresting about 20 people, three of whom are still in custody without being charged. When the station started […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Ministerial meeting reaffirms commitment to solving Somalia crisis

Somali refugees in north-east Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex. Kenya took part in the ministerial meeting.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 20 (UNHCR) – Participants at a ministerial meeting co-chaired by UNHCR in Addis Ababa on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to find solutions for hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and called on the international community to help the Somali government in its efforts to restore peace and progress. The commitment came […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

The Real “Dirty Wars” In The Horn Of Africa


August 20, 2014, Eritrea–When award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu’s International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years. Yet when Mr. Scahill reported on his visit he seemed blissfully unaware of the hundreds of Somalis that were starving to death […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Men shot at sea: Fiji police told gruesome video showing men being shot at sea originated in Somalia

A man clings to debris as a bullet apparently hits the water in front of him.

Fijian police have been told that four men apparently killed at sea in a video posted on YouTube were most likely Somali pirates shot by fishermen after a failed hijacking attempt. The police have asked Interpol for help verifying a video which appears to show the brutal killing of men at sea. A graphic video […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »


Police officers inspect a scene where a grenade blast killed three people and injured several others at Chania bus offices in Mombasa County.

NAIROBI, KENYA: At least 370 people have been killed and over 1,075 others injured in terrorist attacks since October 2011 when Kenya took the war against terror to the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia, according to an analysis of reports by The Standard. This translates to the terrorists killing one person every three days […]

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab


Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience. The other morning I woke up to a text message and missed call from al-Shabab. As always, […]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Local Input~Farah Mohamed Shirdon was a Calgarian Somali-Canadian ISIS fighter reportedly killed abroad. Credit: Youtube

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, who also died fighting with ISIL in Iraq and Damaian Clairmont, 22, a member of […]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Calgarian fighting overseas for terror group reported dead

Calgarian Farah Mohamed Shirdon is fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Shirdon, who attended SAIT in 2012, is seen in this recent ISIS video burning his Canadian passport and issuing threats to Canada and the United States.

Unconfirmed reports say a young Calgarian is dead after joining Islamic militants in the Middle East. Farah Mohamed Shirdon was spotted in June fighting with the group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. According to Arabic and English-language reports on social media, mainly from Iraq, Shirdon has […]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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