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What is al-Shabaab?

As al-Shabaab continues to carry out deadly attacks in Somalia and Kenya, Emily Mellgard examines the origins and ideology of the ...

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The Insecurity of the World's Largest Refugee Camp

The Kenyan government announced in April it will close Dadaab refugee camp, claiming terrorists shelter there....

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Al-Shabaab Rhetoric Suggests Potential Counter Narrative

As al-Shabaab seeks to expand in Kenya, it needs a receptive environment and recruits susceptible to its ideology....

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Kenya's Religious Violence Risks Worsening

As Kenya grapples with religious violence, rising radicalisation is exacerbated by challenges facing moderate religious leaders an...

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Al-Shabaab's Three Crises

In the wake of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane's death from a US airstrike in September, Stig Jarle Hansen examines the leader...

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Domestic Policies Complicate Kenyan Insecurity

Two recently published reports, from the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) and the International Crisis Group (ICG), graphically...

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Al-Shabaab Capitalises on Muslim Grievances in Kenya

Kenyan security operations against al-Shabaab members and sympathisers within their borders are perceived by many Kenyan Muslims a...

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Kenya's al-Shabaab Problem

As Kenya is subjected to repeated attacks by militants affiliated to al-Shabaab, Jonathan Russell examines the reasons for the gro...

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