News Roundup – 23-24 September 2013

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

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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