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Terror in Mogadishu: Notes on the Public Response and Counterterrorism

The deadliest terrorist attack in over a decade just occurred in Somalia. What happen to our solidarity hashtag? Where is the empathy for Somalia?

Were these people’s tragedies too marginal to grieve? The lack of public empathy for Somalia was startling but not surprising. (Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PhD)

Last week, in the heart of Mogadishu, one of the most devastating terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years took place. The death toll from the twin explosions in Somalia’s capital, which represent the worst attack the country has ever seen, stands at more than 300, with many still missing or unidentified and hundreds more severely injured. Continue reading Terror in Mogadishu: Notes on the Public Response and Counterterrorism

Eritrea: A Potential U.S. Counter-Terror Partner

The U.S. would want better relations with Eritrea if its goals in this part of the region is to reduce the threat from terrorism and terrorist groups and possibly to end the conflict in Yemen.

By Kaitlin Lavinder | The Cipher Brief,

Instability and terrorism in the Horn of Africa, along with a massive conflict on the other side of the Red Sea in Yemen, threaten U.S. interests in the region.

Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn Bruton, writes in a recent report, “the United States could find itself facing instability and perhaps a terror threat on both sides of the Mandeb Strait [separating Yemen from Eritrea and Djibouti], which is a critical chokepoint for the $700 billion … of trade passing annually between the European Union (EU) and Asia.” Continue reading Eritrea: A Potential U.S. Counter-Terror Partner