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Indoctrination of children into Al Shabaab

Al-Shabaab is a cold-hearted breed of violent extremists who have been involved in brutal executions that are condemned by Islam, the religion they claim to profess. The terrorist group has recently been threatening and abducting civilians in Somalia, Bay region to be specific. Their aim is to kidnap children from […]

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AU Forces Equipped To Counter IED’s

Twelve soldiers attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bomb squad in Jowhar, HirShabelle State, Somalia have completed specialized training on countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). IEDs are locally manufactured explosives that have become the main weapon of choice for Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia. Conducted by the United […]

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Loyalty/wrangles slowly finishing off Al Shabaab

The Al-Shabaab terror group began in Somalia in the year 2004 as the police wing of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), a federation of local and clan-based Islamic courts that had been founded in southern Somalia in order to combat the lawlessness and banditry afflicting the country since the collapse […]

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Family role in countering terrorism

Family is a conduit of culture and belief and thus can play a critical role in shaping attitudes toward non- violence, counter terrorism and radicalization. In today’s world, parents are faced with the challenge of explaining violence, terrorism, and war to children. Although difficult, these conversations are extremely important. Parental […]

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Al Shabaab roadside bomb kills 5 civilians

  A roadside bomb explosion targeting a vehicle carrying a low-level government official has killed at least five civilians. The explosion that was apparently targeting Deynile district secretary Mahad Sharawe, has also injured about a dozen others, including women and children. According to the local police the bomb was placed […]

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Al Shabaab abducting and destroying children’s lives

“Bring Back our Girls” was the resounding clarion call six years ago when Boko Haram, a jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria had shocked the world by kidnapping 219 schoolgirls from Chibok Secondary school. Some of the girls managed to escape captivity, some weren’t so lucky ending up as […]

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Education against terrorism

A bus ferrying national examinations in Mandera was hit by an IED device killing three innocent civilians on the spot. Due to this incident, the exam had to be halted and it was Al- Shabaab’s intention. The terrorist group has been trying to make it impossible for students in conflict […]

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Where do we go wrong as a family? Is it in the way we bring up our kids? Is it in the way we communicate? Could it be how we behave? The family unit is very vital in a child’s growth, it’s where children learn right from wrong, where kids […]

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Youth Radicalisation

  Why are we losing youth to Al Shabaab? This is a question that should be in every person’s mind when thinking about peace and security. We face grave danger as a nation when we are exposed to violent extremism and terrorism. Youth radicalization and conversion to terrorism needs to […]

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