East Africa: Al-Shabaab’s Attacks Come Amid Backdrop of West’s Waning Interest

[The Conversation Africa] Two significant attacks have been carried out by al-Shabaab in recent weeks. On 6 January 2020, the Somali-based terrorist group attacked a Kenyan military base close to the former coastal holiday destination of Lamu

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An attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns

TOURISTS VISITING Kenya’s lovely Lamu archipelago are normally stirred from their slumber by pleasant sounds, such as gently lapping waves or the call to prayer drifting across the water. But on January 5th some were woken by the less melodious rattle and crump of distant battle.

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Kenya: How Jubilee Reaped Poll Wins From Ties With Cambridge Analytica

[Nation] On the morning of July 8, 2016, Mark Turnbull, who had just been hired as the managing director of the non-US political division of controversial data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, landed at the JFK Airport in New York and immediately saw the dozens of e-mails waiting in his inbox.

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The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq

FOR MONTHSyoung Iraqi protesters trying to reach the Green Zone, the government enclave in Baghdad, were met with bullets and tear-gas canisters, the latter often fired at their heads. But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The men, affiliated to Kataib Hizbullah, an Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary group, tried to storm the American embassy

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Nigeria: Tiwa Savage, Cardi B, Others Share Same Stage Tonight in Lagos

[Vanguard] After weeks of excitement and anxiety it all goes down tonight at the first edition of the Livespot X Festival where American female rapper and Grammy awards-winning star, Cardi B will be the headliner alongside Nigeria’s finest superstar singers. Perhaps, the biggest imagination running wild has been the prospect of having Nigeria’s hottest, sexiest, female showstopper, Tiwa Savage and the American ex stripper strutt their stuff on the same stage.

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