A sports stadium in Mogadishu became a key base for al-Shabaab in Somalia as their influence expanded across eastern Africa. Photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd visited the arena after it was reclaimed by African Union forces
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Friday 10 January 2014
The Somalian militant group – which frequently uses Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to disseminate its views – says those who do not comply will be dealt with in accordance with Islamic law
Thursday 02 January 2014
Two bombers among dead after police shoot and kill attackers as they try to make their way into the hotel
Thursday 02 January 2014
Area police chief says 'it cannot be anything else but a terrorist attack'
South Sudan: Are we helping to create a country or merely creating ravenous clients for an army of Western experts and consultants?
Thursday 26 December 2013
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?
Thursday 19 December 2013
A plan for the European Union to develop its own drone programme will be strongly opposed by David Cameron at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels today.
The death of Nelson Mandela: ‘The politicians live in their palaces; the rest of us do not see any of this wealth’
Sunday 08 December 2013
In Johannesburg’s townships, citizens lament the betrayal of their former leader’s legacy
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Many women in developing countries don't realise that they have a right to healthcare and to make decisions about their own bodies. This has to change, says Edna Adan ssmail
Friday 29 November 2013
The Selected Poems of Robert Graves (1895-1985) (Faber, £15.99), edited by Michael Longley, is a superb re-introduction to a vastly influential poet who has become almost a secret to the young. War poet, lover, servant of the pitiless muse, comedian – Robert Graves was all these, and blessed with the finest poetic ear of his time.
Thursday 21 November 2013
The alleged victim remains in police custody after telling a radio station she had been sexually assaulted and held captive overnight
Sunday 10 November 2013
The restrictions on terror suspects are to be tightened after an Islamist extremist escaped from the security services when he walked out of a mosque disguised in a burka.
Saturday 09 November 2013
Islamist al Shabaab rebels have claimed responsibility for a bomb that killed six people outside a popular Mogadishu hotel on Friday, and said they deliberately targetted government officials and security forces.
Friday 08 November 2013
Old Bailey judge has issued a warrant for 27-year-old
Thursday 07 November 2013
Anonymity lifted as it emerges he used a sharp object to cut away security tag before escape
Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed: Taskforce launched to track down terrorist suspect who escaped wearing burka
Wednesday 06 November 2013
MI5, Met Police Counter Terrorism Command and UK Border Agency join forces in manhunt
The pirate who fell into a movie trap: Kingpin Mohamed 'Big Mouth' Abdi Hassan arrested in Belgium after being tricked into thinking he was going to appear in a documentary
Tuesday 15 October 2013
The ringleader had been lured to Europe over promises to work as an expert adviser on a documentary about high-seas crime
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds