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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Al Shabab

This year
2023
# Boost
Ronaldo breaks duck after lucrative Saudi move
The Portuguese, who turns 38 on Sunday, buried a spot-kick in the 93rd minute.
All time
# Transfer News
Ex-Manchester United striker Ighalo finds new club
The Nigerian striker has joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua.
# Nairobi
21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya
Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.
# Mogadishu
At least 11 people killed in 'horrific' bombing at busy Somali market
The death toll is likely to rise.
# not worried
Donald Trump is not backing down over comments being used to recruit Islamic extremists
The Republican hopeful doesn’t think that the use of the footage is a good enough reason to dial back his rhetoric.
# Al Shabab
Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.
Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.
Voices
Column: Should Ireland join NATO?
Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.
# Kenya
Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall
As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.
# Mogadishu
16 dead following al-Shabab attack in Somalia's main court complex
The preliminary death includes all nine attackers.
# Denmark
Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack
Two brothers with links to Somalia’s Islamist Shebab rebels have been formally charged over suspicions of plotting a terror attack.
# rescue attempt
Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid
The hostage, known as Denis Allex, had been captured in 2009.
# Somalia
World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia
Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.
# Child Soldiers
‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report
The rights group has criticised all sides of the Somali conflict of recruiting child soldiers and failing to adequately protect children.
# Somalia
Concerns raised for humanitarian work after Somali militants ban aid agencies
UNICEF says it fears for the lives of malnourished children who have been receiving food from its workers, who have been banned by al-Shabab fighters.
# Somalia
Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.
# Somalia
Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report
Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?
# Al Shabab donkeys
Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia
Tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border follows a spate of recent kidnappings and the imposition of a Kenyan military force in the region.
# Somalia
Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers
The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.
# Kenya
14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub
Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.
# Somalia
Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers
The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.
# Hostage
Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping
The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.
# Somalia
Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest
Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.
# Somalia
All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group
In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,
# Somalia
Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists
The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Somalia
UN warns famine will spread in Somalia
Somali militant have been preventing aid from reaching parts of the country suffering serious food crisis amid major regional drought.
# east africa
After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years
# Somalia
In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia
Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.
# Drought
Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims
The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.
# Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia
Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.
# Somalia
Somali minister killed in suicide bomb attack by niece
The militant group linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which is believed to have been carried out by the interior minister’s teenage niece.
# Somalia
More than 50 peacekeepers killed in Somalia fighting
African Union peacekeepers have been fighting insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda in the war torn African country.
# South Park
Man pleads guilty to South Park terror threat
Zachary Chesser admits to encouraging attacks on cartoonists Trey Parker and Matt Stone over their depictions of Islam.
# Somali Islamists
Mortar attack kills 4 peacekeepers
Four Ugandan peacekeepers have died following Somali Islamist group al-Shabab mortaring the presidential palace.
# Somalia
Somali suicide blast kills 31
# Kampala Blast
Unexploded bomb discovered in Uganda
Four arrested in investigation into Sunday’s bombing.