al-Shabab

2015 April

Dark news on Good Friday

2017-07-18T02:30:57-04:00April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

The horrible news of the attack at Garissa University College in neighbouring Kenya came shortly after we, as a family, attended Good Friday services this morning. The al-Shabab attack that killed at least 147, not far from the Somalian border, was in an area known for its instability, at a relatively small and certainly vulnerable [...]

2014 September

Terrorism and fear … and is this a day off school?

2017-07-19T00:41:22-04:00September 17th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

So, a bunch of Somalis in a slum not far from here apparently wanted to blow something up, something big if they had it their way, which has happened in this corner of the world before. You'll recall what happened in Nairobi right around this time last year. (And if you've forgotten, read this, how a day of shopping turned [...]