Replay
The Sound Kitchen
High-flying women
 
Listen Download Podcast
  • RFI English News flash 04h00 - 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 04h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 04h10 - 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/28 04h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 05h00 - 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 05h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 05h10 - 05h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/28 05h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h00 - 06h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 06h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h10 - 06h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/28 06h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h30 - 06h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 06h30 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h33 - 06h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/28 06h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h00 - 07h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 07h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h30 - 07h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 07h30 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 08/28 14h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h06 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/26 14h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 14h03 - 14h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 08/28 14h03 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h06 - 14h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/26 14h06 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h30 - 14h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 14h30 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h33 - 14h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 08/28 14h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 08/28 16h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h06 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 08/26 16h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h03 - 16h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 08/28 16h03 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h30 - 16h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 08/28 16h30 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h33 - 17h00 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 08/28 16h33 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Africa

Al-Shebab claims Djibouti bombing, targets French

media After the attack against La Chaumière restaurant, popular with Westerners in Djibouti Twitter

In Somalia al-Shebab has claimed responsibility for the weekend's two deadly bomb attacks on a Djibouti restaurant. Westerners, especially French commandos, were the target, the al-Qaeda-linked group said.

Speaking to Radio al Andulus al-Shebab spokesperson Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rageh said their fighters were behind the attack in which three people were killed and more than 15 others injured.

Rageh added that the target was senior members of Western officials, especially French commandos who frequent the restaurant.

“The attack was carried out against the French crusaders for involvement in the killings of our Muslim brothers in the Central African Republic and for their active role in training and equiping the apostate Djiboutian troops in Somalia and their growing intervention in the affairs of our Muslim lands,” he declared.

Al-Shebab - who are they?

“Our mujahedin fighters say no to French crusaders, you cannot enjoy yourselves in our country and rip off  resources and that attack was a payback to what you did to our brothers everywhere in this world”.

He also sent a strong message to Djibouti's president.

“We say to Ismail Omar Guelleh, you made it clear that you will fight against us and we say you are fighting Islam and we will defeat you”.

Rageh also said that al-Shebab will not stop its attacks until the Djiboutian government shuts the United States' main Africa base and expels from its territory key Western allies, including French forces.

French officers were among the casualties, he said.

“Our martyrs also targeted two senior French commanders who were at the restaurant during the attack, they inflicted them heavy casualties,” he said.

Djibouti troops are part of the African Amisom force that aims to drive al-Shebab from the southern and central regions of Somalia.

The twin bomb attacks targeted a restaurant known to cater for tourists and Western security officers.

They killed several people, including the two suicide bombers, said to have been a man and a woman.

Al-Shebab fighters have previously carried out attacks in Uganda and Kenya, which also contribute troops.
 

Related
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.