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12 Oct 2011, 7:30 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
CBS News on October 12, 2011 released the following: “(AP) MINNEAPOLIS — Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supporting fighters instead of other charities and the possibility that FBI was listening in on their conversations, according to hours of recorded phone calls played for jurors. Prosecutors have built the bulk of their case by playing more than 80 phone calls recorded during a 10-month wiretap on the… [read post]
8 Dec 2009, 8:50 am by Juliette Rousselot
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009: 52 students were set to graduate in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, an unprecedented number for this country which has been ravaged by conflict for decades. But the graduation ceremony was interrupted by a suicide bomber. The death toll? 23 people. Dozens more were injured. Three members of the Transitional Federal Government were also killed, including the Ministers of Higher Education, Education and Health, indicating that the attack was most likely… [read post]
18 Aug 2010, 11:43 am by McNabb Ferrari, P.C.
Kenya secretly sent four terrorism suspects to Uganda after the World Cup bomb blasts in violation of Kenyan law, and FBI agents interrogated three of them in a manner that broke Ugandan law, human rights officials say. The officials said that Kenya circumvented its own extradition laws to send the four suspects to Uganda, where they can be interrogated for a lengthy period without scrutiny. Further, there is no indication that Uganda made formal extradition requests of the individuals. Lawyer… [read post]
11 Aug 2011, 10:02 pm by Raffaela Wakeman
The Department of State is indirectly financing private security firms to train African soldiers to fight al Shabab in Somalia, reports the New York Times. The Washington Post has this editorial which presses the U.S. to not hand over Ali Mussa Daqduq to Iraqi authorities, because of its record of releasing dangerous suspects, sub-standard security measures in its prisons, and “spotty” record of prosecutions. Umar Patek, who was captured in Abbottabad in January and has been held by Pakistani… [read post]
21 Oct 2011, 1:02 pm by Ritika Singh
Ongoing developments in Libya continue to generate abundant news. Most notably, the United Nations has called for an inquiry into Qaddafi’s death, reports Nick Cumming Bruce of the New York Times. Also, questions regarding the leader’s burial have caused friction within the country, say Kareem Fahim and Rick Gladstone of the Times. Spencer Ackerman of Wired Danger Room and Shirin Sadeghi of the Huffington Post, report on President Obama and Secretary Clinton’s remarks on Libya,… [read post]
28 Jul 2009, 10:52 am by Christoph Koettl
HONDURAS Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras for the second time on Friday, July 24, 2009.  After a brief moment in his home country, Zelaya retreated back into Nicaragua, setting up camp on Saturday to demand his return home and to power. Since then, Zelaya has refrained from making another attempt to enter the country for fear of attacks against his supporters, as reported by the BBC.  Curfews remain in place in southern Honduras, while… [read post]