Somalia's Al-Shabaab Replaces Supreme Leader

Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency says Al-Shabaab has replaced its top leader, Ahmed Diriye Abu Ubaidah due to ill health. The report also talks about internal wrangles in the militant group, saying "there has been a bitter power struggle between a section led by Mahad Karate and supporters of Abu Ubaidah on the nomination of a new leader". A study released early in August, by Nairobi-based think-tank Africa Policy Institute, reveals that the group's leadership and expansion plans were affected as members haggled on how to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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