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Latest update 26/11/2013

East Africa: A new front for global jihad?

The deadly siege on the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya’s capital Nairobi in September 2013 highlighted the growing presence of extremism in East Africa. Groups such as Somalia’s al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist organisation that claimed the attack, have become more visible in recent years, raising fears the region may be a new jihadist front.

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Grief, generosity as Kenya starts mourning mall victims

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Nairobi mall siege over, says Kenyan president

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Kenyan troops launch 'major' assault on Nairobi mall

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Al Shabaab Somali militants claim Nairobi mall attack

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US-born jihadist reported killed in Somalia

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Al Shabaab tweets photos of slain French soldier

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