Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

Sep 26, 2013

Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

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The alleged Somali mastermind of the assault on a posh mall that killed scores and jolted Kenya is a man of contradictions. Ahmed Godane is bookish, eloquent in both Arabic and Somali, recites poetry and is known to quote from obscure academic journals, analysts say. ...

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

| Sep 24, 2013

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

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The attack that killed 69 people in a Kenyan shopping mall over the weekend was the first regional operation undertaken by the new leadership of Somalia's al-Shabab militants following a bloody power struggle. After months of pressure from African troops against the al-Qaida-linked group inside ...