Somalia

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a technician from Access TV, a new Somali satellite television company offering world news, local news and sports, adjusts a receiver box for a customer inside the company's headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia. The TV business is booming in Somalia, in part because of fears by people of gathering in public places like movie theaters, hotels and restaurants that are targeted for deadly attacks by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

  MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go […]

08/19/2014

A member of the Kenyan security forces walks past the body of one of those who were killed by militants, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo)

48 Kenyans dead: Witness says gunmen spared Muslims

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. […]

06/16/2014

The Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (AP Photo/ Belgian Government)

Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin

BRUSSELS (AP) — An alleged pirate kingpin has been arrested in a Hollywood-style sting that lured him from Somalia to Belgium to work on a fake documentary about high-seas crime. Yet instead of signing a […]

10/14/2013

Map locates Barawe, Somalia; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

US forces hit extremists behind E. Africa attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in […]

10/05/2013

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AP sources: Navy SEALs raid Somali town

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get […]

10/05/2013

A Kenyan soldier runs through a corridor on an upper floor, shortly before an explosion was heard, at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya attack unfolded in up and down Twitter feeds

PARIS (AP) — As the deadly attack unfolded inside Kenya’s Westgate mall, the militants who claimed responsibility for the spreading mayhem sent out tweet after tweet, taunting the Kenyan military, defending the mass killings and […]

09/24/2013

Kenyan security forces are seen at the entrance of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

Kenyans say they control mall, attackers say no

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said Tuesday hostages are alive and their fighters are “still holding their ground,” calling into question Kenyan officials’ claims that […]

09/24/2013

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Kenya mall siege in final stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out al-Qaida-linked terrorists from a besieged shopping center, the vice president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was […]

09/23/2013

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Somali leader says threat of al-Shabab is global

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Islamic extremist group claiming responsibility for the weekend terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall presents a threat not just to the region or Africa but to “the world at large,” […]

09/23/2013

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Analysis: Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group’s deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured […]

09/22/2013

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