Al Shabaab

Frontier

This Activist Uses Surfing Therapy to Rehabilitate Child Soldiers

Based in war-torn Mogadishu, the initiative uses the ocean and riding waves to help communities ravaged by years of violence and suffering.
Alice Rowsome
1.2.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hurricane Irma leaves 4 million Florida homes without power, UN commissioner calls violence in Myanmar "ethnic cleansing," North Korea says US will pay "due price" for more sanctions, and more.
VICE Staff
9.11.17
News

Is a British Widow Really a Key Player in the African Militant Islamic Group al Shabaab?

Despite the tabloid-friendly idea that a violent Islamist group is run by a woman from England, security analysts believe these claims are silly.
Mark Hay
5.21.15
News

Can the Feds Stop Islamic State Recruiters from Preying on Somali Americans?

Minneapolis's large Somali community has seen plenty of local youth recruited by extremists over the years, but some say the problem is inequality, not a lack of counseling or outreach.
Allie Conti
2.18.15
VICE News

Somalia: The Fight Against al Shabaab

Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Somalia to learn how the militant group al Shabaab evolved from a localized threat to a regional one.​
VICE Staff
11.17.14
VICE News

Jihad in Kenya

VICE News headed to Mombasa to speak with Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, the highest-profile radical sheik in Kenya, before he was assassinated in April, and to get an up-close view of those living and dying in the cross hairs of a holy war being fought on...
VICE Staff
6.2.14
VICE News

Kenya's Little Mogadishu

It's common knowledge that the al Shabaab terrorist organization has been running youth recruitment in "Little Mogadishu"—the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya—since 2009, which has in turn spiraled the area into a police state where no one...
VICE News
5.6.14
ethiopia

Chasing Coffee in Ethiopia: Part One

I work at Sightglass, an independent coffee company in San Francisco. We take dozens of sourcing trips around the world to places where there's a variety of obstacles: political and health issues, to dangerous terrain.
Ashton Goggans
5.2.14
News

Refugees in Kenya Are Being Forced Back to War-Torn Somalia

Meet Ifran. Last November, her life changed when police started bullying her into bribes, accusing her of being a terrorist, and threatening her with deportation.
Raven Rakia
4.30.14
Travel

The Race to Save Elephants Being Wiped Out by Organized Crime and Jihadists

The illegal poaching industry in South Africa has gotten so profitable that criminal gangs and even Islamist extremists are getting involved.
Evgeny Lebedev
2.12.14
tech

How Jihadists Use the Internet

Islamic extremists probably know how to work the web better than you do. But how has that changed in the wake of the revelations of NSA spying? We asked a few experts what the future holds for jihadists and the internet.
Joseph Cox
1.14.14
News

The Westgate Attack Shows How Desperate al-Shabaab Have Become

With the militant group panicking and in disarray, they’re ready to lash out regardless of the consequences. Not content with stoning adulterous women, recruiting child soldiers, and taking young girls as "wives," al-Shabaab wants to set up an Islamic...
Alex Chitty
10.2.13
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