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 21 December 2012
Fifty-five people were drowned, or missing and presumed to have drowned, after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast, the UN said yesterday.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Fifty-five people were drowned, or missing and presumed to have drowned, after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast, the UN refugee agency said today.
Monday 19 November 2012
The recent cases of Abu Hamza and Abu Qatada have put the place of British Muslims in our society front and centre of public debate again. Indeed, we've covered it at length on independentvoices.com. Writing in the Sun today, Trevor Kavanagh, the Australian who for many years was Political Editor of the paper and a reliable indicator of the views of Rupert Murdoch, says that Britain's Muslims urgently need some better PR.
Friday 02 November 2012
Muslim protesters clashed with police in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, today during a protest over the arrest of an Islamic cleric. Police fired tear gas and at least 30 people were arrested.
Worldwide sea piracy falls to lowest level in four years following international warship patrols in the Gulf of Aden
Monday 22 October 2012
Attempted hijackings fell from more than 350 to 233 in the first nine months of this year
Saturday 20 October 2012
The semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland has captured a Yemeni boat carrying heavy weapons destined for al-Shabaab rebels, who are linked to al-Qa'ida.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980s.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
African Union and Somali government troops are in no rush to move deeper into Kismayu, the southern stronghold abandoned by Islamist militants, a military spokesman said yesterday, as anxiety over revenge attacks gripped many in the port city.
Monday 01 October 2012
There was widespread anger and disbelief in the Kenyan capital yesterday after a grenade was thrown into a Sunday school, leaving one child dead and several injured.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebels withdrew from their last major bastion of Kismayu overnight, the group and residents said, a day after Kenyan and Somali government forces attacked the southern port.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Militants with the Islamist group Al-Shabaab were fighting a losing battle yesterday to hold on to their last bastion in Somalia after Kenyan forces launched an amphibious assault on the port city.
Friday 28 September 2012
The season for pirate attacks in the Arabian Sea has begun with an attack on a dhow, according to a UK maritime security company.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
A Somali Olympian whose determination to compete, despite the violence and chaos in her home country, had taken her to Beijing four years ago has drowned while attempting to reach Europe on a migrant boat.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Parliamentary placemen are set to pick president in campaign dogged by violence and corruption
Monday 13 August 2012
Ethiopia's missing prime minister has been taking part in diplomatic efforts to resolve the Sudan crisis from his sick bed, according to African Union officials.
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