Is Djibouti al-Qaeda’s new front?

On Saturday, suspected suicide bombers struck a restaurant popular with westerners in Djibouti. Three people died and more than a dozen were injured, including European nationals. The attack is the first of its kind. No one has claimed [Continue Reading...]

Culturally correct insanity

I - Preliminary diagnosis Keywords The Patient Somalia Spiritits chronic clannish mentality The Spiritonauts:  sufferers of Spiritits (Somali men) The Spirits Ultra-ancestral emissions that are visible only to the eyes of the [Continue Reading...]

Al-Shabaab’s New Face in Kenya?

With the notable exception of Westgate, terrorism incidents in Kenya have largely consisted of lobbed grenades and makeshift IEDs. The perpetrators have tended to be sympathetic to al-Shabaab's ideology but unlikely to have direct ties to the [Continue Reading...]