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News Roundup – 23-24 September 2013

September 24, 2013

Related to the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya:

The profile of Al-Shabab in Stanford University’s Mapping Militant Organizations project

The Washington Posts’s 10 things to know about Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels al-Shabab

Last year’s International Crisis Group report on The Kenyan Military Intervention in Somalia and briefing on Kenyan Somali Islamist Radicalisation

Other news:

A new Human Rights Watch report on CAR: “I Can Still Smell the Dead”: The Forgotten Human Rights Crisis in the Central African Republic (see here for the report, and here for the press release)

Also on CAR, the ICRC says: Central African Republic: Population caught up in armed violence

Website says al-Qaida’s North Africa branch replaces commanders killed in northern Mali

Nigerians Fear Boko Haram Violence Only to Escalate

Al Qaeda-Affiliate Chief Killed By Other Rebel Fighters In Syria

Healthcare workers in Syria need international protection

Myanmar said to hold National Dialogue by early 2014

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