Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

At least 300 people have been killed in more than 20 attacks that the al-Shabab group has carried out in Kenya in the past five years. Based in the Horn of Africa, the al-Qaeda-linked group initially concentrated its attacks in Somalia, where it wants to impose a strict version of Islamic law and is fighting to overthrow the…
Houthis illegally detaining, torturing women: Yemeni activists

Houthis illegally detaining, torturing women: Yemeni activists

Yemen's Houthi rebels are holding dozens of women without trial and often torturing the detainees and blackmailing their families, activists and a human rights lawyer have told the Associated Press (AP) news agency. A Yemeni rights lawyer told the AP on Thursday that the women were rounded up from cafes and parks in the past months.…
Car bomb at Colombia police academy kills five: official

Car bomb at Colombia police academy kills five: official

Several people have been killed after a car bomb exploded at a police academy in the Colombian capital Bogota, the city's mayor said on Thursday.  Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa put the death toll at five, while local media, citing the Defense Ministry, said at least eight were killed. Several more are injured, officials said.  The…
‘Abandoned, forgotten’: Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal

‘Abandoned, forgotten’: Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal

Arsal, Lebanon - A tyre weighs down the roof of Ahmed Bareesh's tent as a new winter storm hit the Lebanese border town of Arsal in the Bekaa Valley, home to at least 65,000 Syrian refugees. The plywood-and-tarpaulin structure is one of the 110 makeshift homes that are covered by a blanket of snow in…
Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music

Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music

Lagos, Nigeria - When Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, so too did the flavour of Nigeria's music scene. At the time, music in Nigeria was more than a lyrical lush, it was also about people power and activism. Fela's Afrobeat from the 1970s to '90s helped those to flourish. There was always entertainment though, but far more vitality…
May searching for Brexit ‘plan B’ by reaching out to opposition

May searching for Brexit ‘plan B’ by reaching out to opposition

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the UK Parliament has rejected May's Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March…
The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

Uttarakhand, India - When seven women in the remote mountain village of Ranikhet first met Mala Srikanth, they stood with their heads down. Srikanth was a divorcee, retired doctor, ex-military, single mother of two daughters - and wore jeans. In this northern Indian community, all of this was unfathomable.  The women had come from poor backgrounds and were there to…
Kenya president says attackers behind hotel attack killed

Kenya president says attackers behind hotel attack killed

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds to flee, according to authorities. At least 50 people believed to have been in the compound remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a higher…
‘Migration isn’t going to stop’: Salvadorans join new caravans

‘Migration isn’t going to stop’: Salvadorans join new caravans

San Salvador - Alex Gonzalez decided to flee El Salvador at the last minute. Waking up from nightmares of being chased and killed reflecting his real-life fears of becoming a victim of gang violence, he packed a small bag and left home the same day to join the latest caravan of migrants and refugees headed…
Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

At least 1,300 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said on Wednesday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus. New Delhi has faced sharp criticism for turning Rohingya people over to Myanmar in the past months, despite the members of the persecuted minority facing threats to…

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