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Vol 55 No 9

Published 1st May 2014


Kenya

Alarm over terror swoop

The government is screening ethnic Somalis and confining refugees to camps. Some question the effectiveness – and motives – of the policy

The security agencies' investigation of the Somali community for links to terrorism is meeting growing criticism. It forms part of the Jubilee Alliance government's response to the attack by Somalia's Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen on the Westgate Shopping Mall. Critics say the authorities have dusted off tactics from their old counter-insurgency handbook and some also suspect the business elite is taking advantage of the campaign.

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