Al Shabab (previously) is an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group whose use of child soldiers, brutal murder, and attacks targeted at civilians have allowed them to carve out a jihadi-controlled territory in Somalia. Read the rest
Yusuf Abdi Ali, a former Somali national army commander, is a pretty famous alleged war criminal, someone who's been profiled on major news media, deported from Canada over a failed claim of refugee status, arrested in the USA for lying about his participation in "genocidal acts" on his visa applications, currently embroiled in a lawsuit with someone who claims Ali tortured and shot him -- and now he works as a private airport security officer at DC's Dulles airport. Read the rest
Al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated faction in Somalia, has ordered the nation's ISPs to shut off the Internet, or else. The Somali government has ordered the ISPs not to shut down. Read the rest
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NORTH AMERICAN: Is it an animal, mineral or vegetable?
SOMALIAN: Yes sir, I believe it is all three, sir.
NORTH AMERICAN: Hmm... Can I get it online?
SOMALIAN: I’m sorry, sir. I do not understand your meaning, sir. On where, sir?
NORTH AMERICAN: Online... You know, like at eBay or Amazon?
SOMALIAN: I do not think so, sir. You do not need to go all the way to the Amazon, sir. Read the rest