Contact information:

Email: mohammed.ibrahim-shire [at] port.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrMIShire

Welcome! I am a senior lecturer in Security and Risk at the University of Portsmouth. I hold a PhD from Loughborough University. My research agenda takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to terrorism and political violence in Africa and crosscuts aspects of criminology, political science, peace and conflict studies, and computer science.

My work is published or forthcoming in various academic journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Safety Science, Journal of Eastern African Studies, and Small Wars & Insurgencies.

Beyond academia, I manage Somali Faces, an award-winning storytelling organisation that raises awareness for social justice in Somalia. I also serve on the DEMAC’s Strategic Advisory Board and the Anglo-Somali Society.

Finally, I shoot travel documentaries that depict the authentic side of regions and cultures in Africa. You can watch my first two episodes here: Djibouti and Somaliland.

Canadian man who killed four with truck targeted Muslims, police say https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/07/canada-killings-london-ontario-motorist-targeted-muslims-police?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_b-gdnnews&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1623097170

In this๐Ÿ‘‡@somalipubagendabrief, @MahadWasuge @ahmedmmusa3 & I plea for rethinking research & data collection in #Somalia

-> Knowledge production should be localized
-> Somalis should steer the research agenda
-> Need for National Somali Research Council


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท: #Somalia's defense minister welcomes Gorgor troops which have returned from training in #Turkey


The KDF routinely conducts (illegal) airstrikes in Somalia, ostensibly to degrade AS.

Since 2015, the KDF conducted 71 airstrikes in Gedo, and 38 in L/Jubba and M/Jubba.

None of these airstrikes harmed AS. They did cause civilian deaths, untold property damage & displacement.

The Daily Jubba@DailyJubba

Kenyan warplanes have bombed the town of Ceel Cade in Gedo last night, with Sahra Aden Warsame and her two children being the only deaths. Six people were also wounded with five of them being children.

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