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Kenya at war: Al-Shabaab and its enemies in Eastern Africa

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Kenya's invasion of southern Somalia, which began in October 2011, has turned into an occupation of attrition - while "blowback" from the invasion has consolidated in a series of deadly Al-Shabaab attacks within Kenya. This article reviews the background to the invasion, Operation Linda Nchi, and the prosecution of the war by Kenya's Defence Forces up to the capture of the city of Kismayo and the contest to control its lucrative port. The second section discusses Al-Shabaab's response, showin...

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10.1093/afraf/adu082

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
African Affairs More from this journal
Volume:
114
Issue:
454
Pages:
1-27
Publication date:
2014-12-19
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EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
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pubs:507296
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uuid:1d3adcbc-1af2-40ba-bdaf-64696a1280f0
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info:fedora/pubs:507296
Source identifiers:
507296
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2016-07-26

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