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- n. Bandits. Shifta normally stayed in the lawless rural mountainous regions. Historically, they were known for robbing or killing those who were caught traveling between populated villages or cities, and also for stealing cattle and raiding small villages.
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Many of the 'shifta' outlaws come raiding down from Somalia for a few days then go back across the border with their loot.
It's shifta country and the second anniversary of the revolution.
I was arrested for discussing capitalism, bitten to distraction by fleas, walked for three days to reach the holy city of Lalibela, and was forbidden to travel at night because of shifta bandits.
Wen its running doun teh hall, it can tern into a room, sew maibi its a shayp-shifta adn can tern intu a deer as well.
Somali sea-shifta are capable of successfully changing tactics and strategy and make it clear that the real solution to the piracy problem has to come from a pacified Somalia with improving living conditions, which will make piracy again an issue of the past.
Camels, of course, presented a temptation to the desert shifta bandits, and even before the animals arrived at Koobi Fora, Richard’s party was ambushed at a waterhole.