Daily Archives: January 2, 2015

Was the U.N. targeting Blackwater founder Erik Prince on Somalia?

Washington Post Was Blackwater founder Erik Prince trying to avoid legal trouble with the United Nations when he allegedly distanced himself from a Web site called “The Somalia Report?” It depends on who you believe in a marathon legal battle … read more »

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From model to militant?

Express Tribune As the Islamic State’s (IS) global recruitment drive reaches an unprecedented scale, the professional background of its inductees becomes growingly interesting. Among the latest IS recruits is a male model from Melbourne, Australia, who has left the runway … read more »

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Shabab terrorism threat casts wider shadow over Kenya

Los Angles Times When quarry miners in northern Kenya packed up their few belongings and fled last month after a terrorist attack, they left behind their jobs and back pay. They returned to their families in this central Kenya city … read more »

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Cultures beat: Two Minnesotans find fulfillment teaching in Somalia

Star Tribune When Ava Ramberg and Kelly Heller arrived in the autonomous Somaliland region of Somalia in 2011, they planned to teach for a year. Within weeks, the Twin Cities natives knew they’d stay longer. The pair helped shape a … read more »

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