About 20 students have resumed classes at Garissa university, which had 800 students a year ago. In April 2015, Al-Shabab militants massacred 148 people there. Most of the survivors are afraid to return.
“We are taking them for Jihad,” al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence.
Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the story.
Somalia is in such a dire mess that the newly elected government has no chance of stopping al-Shabab, thought to be behind Saturday's lethal truck bombing in Mogadishu.
The Student Academy Awards have praised two German directors and their movies about a terrorist attack in Kenya and illegal gold mining in Ghana. The prize has recognized talents such as Robert Zemeckis in the past.
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