British Muslims turn to US embassy for radicalisation advice

A lack of genuine engagement means some British Muslim community groups would rather talk to US embassy officials than the Home Office about efforts to counter extremism, they tell Channel 4 News. The Somali community groups, including the London Somali …

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Today’s frankincense trade – Somalia

Almost 90 per cent of the age-old precious resin frankincense comes from rare trees in the hills of war-ravaged Somalia. But pirates are threatening to cut off local traders from their profits.

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Is the US overseeing torture in Somalia?

An exclusive report on allegations the CIA has been working closely with Somali forces in the interrogation and torture of suspected al-Shabaab members – the militant group linked to al-Qaeda.

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Land reform brings prosperity to black Zimbabweans

The land of Zimbabwe is beautiful, rich, fertile and the country’s lifeline. For decades, battles have been fought on the land and for the land. It’s about who should control it. Several thousand white farmers dominated the country’s agriculture. Black …

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On the refugee road: my story. PI

Every year, thousands flee their country to escape war, drought or poverty. In 1996 in Somalia, Africa Reporter Jamal Osman was one of them. Here, he retraces his steps and meets those trying it now. It was in 1996. I …

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