Tag Archives: Hostage

History of Al-Shabaab and Context of the Nairobi Mall Siege

The decision...to deploy 1000s of troops in Somalia...is biggest security gamble Kenya has taken.
The decision to deploy 1000s of troops in Somalia is biggest security gamble Kenya has taken

By The Scott Horton Show,

Thomas C. Mountain, an independent journalist based in Eritrea, discusses the history of al-Shabaab and the context of the Nairobi mall siege Continue reading History of Al-Shabaab and Context of the Nairobi Mall Siege

Nairobi: 20 Killed in Deadly Mall Attack

At least 20 people killed and seven hostages held after gunmen take over Kenyan shopping centre.

An attack or armed robbery, it’s cowardly

By Aljazeera,

A gunbattle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has left at least 20 people dead and more than 50 injured, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Kenyan troops and elite units have joined police fighting gunmen in Nairobi’s upmarket Westgate shopping centre, where helicopters are also flying overhead.  Continue reading Nairobi: 20 Killed in Deadly Mall Attack

Four Britons held in Eritrea

Eritrea

AFP 

Four British citizens have been detained in Eritrea, the Foreign Office in London said Friday, amid reports that the men were former soldiers guarding a merchant ship from pirates. 

A statement said Britain was “deeply concerned” that authorities in the Horn of Africa nation had not allowed consular officials to speak to or visit the men, adding that ministers and diplomats were continuing to demand access.  Continue reading Four Britons held in Eritrea