The Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies abroad on Friday commemorated Qods (Jerusalem) Day, an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan and established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to express support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel. The regime has not shied away from reiterating its call for Israel’s destruction during the annual event.
In a newly released video, Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mahmoud Rage addresses graduates of a training camp for foreign fighters. “Many” of the graduates are from Kenya and, Rage says, they should form an “army that will conquer Kenya so that we may return to our families and relatives in a state of honor and glory.”
Eight people were wounded in Arusha, a key tourist destination, when an IED was thrown on July 7 into an upscale Indian restaurant popular with foreigners. On July 3, a bomb was thrown at the house of a Muslim cleric in Arusha, injuring him and another person. Police said they arrested two people in connection […]
British and Australian navies seize largest ever heroin haul at sea
The Mtwara police chief said that 11 suspected members of a Shabaab cell were arrested recently who had been undergoing terrorist training in a nearby forest. The outgoing US ambassador criticized the government’s decision to ban two daily newspapers.
‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite ‘Key’ In Al Shabaab
Extremist Group Gains Foothold Among Kenyans
Police arrested two Pakistani nationals, Abutaha Hamza and Mohammed Alnems, at the Julius Nyerere International Airport as they were about to board a Nairobi-bound flight. The two men had forced their way onto the plane, and were later interrogated by Kenyan antiterrorism officials. President Jakaya Kikwete has expressed concern over the increasing terrorism in the […]
Police in Zanzibar arrested 15 people suspected of involvement in acid attacks; some of the suspects are said to be members of al Qaeda and its Somali affiliate, Shabaab. The Zanzibar police commissioner said some of the suspects were preparing to “take part in wars outside Tanzania.” All 15 suspects are on police bail and […]
A Catholic priest in Zanzibar was hospitalized with burns to his face and body after an assailant threw acid on him as he was leaving an Internet cafe. He had been threatened during the past two months and had reported the threats. President Shein ordered police to expedite investigations into the rise in acid attacks; […]
The chief criminal investigator denied that the recent arrest of extremist cleric Ponda Issa Ponda is linked to an acid attack on two British schoolgirls last week. Ponda’s family disputes the official account of his arrest and is conducting its own investigation. The Dar es Salaam police issued a reward for information leading to the […]
Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda, who has been linked to a recent acid attack on two British schoolgirls, is in police custody in Dar es Salaam with a shoulder injury. Ponda was arrested two days ago for violating a bail condition prohibiting him from inciting unrest. Sheikh Alhad Mussa Salum, the Regional Sheikh for Dar es […]
Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda, an extremist cleric who has links with the Islamist group Uamsho and is thought to be behind a recent acid attack on two British girls, was shot by police but escaped. Authorities had called for the arrest of Ponda, the Secretary of the Council of Islamic Organisation, for disobeying a court […]
Killing Lions, Buying Bombs
Two 18-year-old British girls who had been volunteering at a school in Zanzibar where injured when assailants threw acid on them. No arrests have been made, but Islamist militants are suspected. The Uamsho, a group that wants to impose sharia law in Zanzibar, has clashed with police in the past. Two Christian pastors were killed […]
Tanzania wants stronger mandate for Sudan’s Darfur peacekeepers
Authorities in the southern Mbeya region arrested Iqbal Ahsan Ali, a British man wanted by the UK on terrorism charges. He was carrying a fake Tanzanian passport along with a valid British one. A growing Islamist movement in Tanzania with links to Shabaab has authorities concerned.
Authorities arrested four Saudis and four Tanzanians suspected of involvement in a bomb attack Sunday on a church in Arusha in which two people were killed and 60 more injured. The four Saudis had arrived at an airport near Arusha on Saturday and were detained while trying to slip across the border into Kenya.
A bomb attack at a newly-built Catholic church in the northern town of Arusha killed one person and wounded at least 44 more. The attack occurred while the Vatican’s ambassador to Tanzania was attending the official opening of the church, but he was not harmed. The bomb was thrown by a motorcyclist, who has been […]
Tanzanian Muslim cleric pleads not guilty to incitement
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan cleric Abu Dher also praises “black Talibs” from Somalia and North Africa.
British Judges Approve Extradition of Muslim Cleric
The al Qaeda and Shabaab affiliate said its ultimate goal is to raise “the flag of Tawheed high over Kenya and East Africa.”
In Death, Cleric Stokes Tensions in Kenya
Sierra Leone removes nine Iranian vessels from shipping register
British convert to Islam vows to fight to the death on Syrian rebel front line
Despite losses, Somalia’s Shebab remain major threat
Tony Blair: ‘The West is asleep on the issue of Islamist extremism’
Security officials captured Emrah Erdogan, who is wanted by the Kenyan government for joining Shabaab in Somalia. Erdogan, a German national who is also known as Salahuddin al Kurdi, attended terrorist training in Waziristan, Pakistan.
UK, Mauritius strike deal on Somali pirates