Shabaab takes two towns in central Somalia

2015-10-02 22:19

The radical Islamist group al-Shabaab has taken two towns in central Somalia, officials and witnesses have said.

Car bomb attack near Somalia's presidential palace

2015-09-21 21:12

At least five people were killed when a car bomb exploded close to the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Shabaab retakes town in Somalia after African forces quit

2015-09-18 09:14

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has retaken another town in Somalia from African troops, adding to a string of settlements it has seized this month, the group and an official say.

Kenya's wildlife flees al-Shabaab conflict into Somalia

2015-09-16 20:00

Buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions and leopards have been spotted for first time in decades in Somalia as they flee security operations in Kenya.

Ugandan leader says Somali rebels may be holding his troops

2015-09-12 09:20

The leader of Uganda has conceded that Islamic extremists in Somalia may have taken some of his country's troops as prisoners, and blamed his own commanders for being 'asleep' in allowing a recent attack on an African Union base.

Take US terror threat seriously - institute

2015-09-09 07:06

The warnings of a possible terror attack against US interests in South Africa should be taken seriously, the Institute for Security Studies says.

US reopens Somalia mission - in Kenya

2015-09-08 18:33

The US mission to war-torn Somalia has begun work without an ambassador or an embassy and based in a neighboring country, the State Department says.

Suicide car bomb kills several AU soldiers

2015-09-06 16:03

Several people have died in a suicide car bombing, aimed at killing soldiers of an African Union military convoy in south-eastern Somalia.

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

2015-09-03 12:30

Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesperson says.

Kenya makes major security reshuffle

2015-09-02 18:03

Kenya's government has announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels.


Doubts grow about AU mission to Somalia as Shabaab mounts attacks

2015-09-28 17:58

African Union troops have helped Somalia battle radical Islamists for nearly a decade, but victory is still not in sight. Doubts are growing over the peacekeepers' military capacity and strategy.

Kenya mourns Westgate siege anniversary

2015-09-21 12:55

Kenyans have held prayers and lit candles in Nairobi to mark the second anniversary commemorations of the Westgate shopping mall attack by militants from Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab.

Kenya holds 3 women for 'trying' to join extremists

2015-09-16 22:16

Kenya arrests three women for allegedly trying to join Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels.

Kenyan rights body claims abuses in terror crackdown

2015-09-15 21:27

The state-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has reported "widespread and systematic" abuses by security agencies during the country's crackdown on terrorism.

Kenya launches operation against extremists on Somali border

2015-09-11 21:23

Kenya has announced a new security operation aimed at ousting Islamic extremists from a forest along the border with Somalia.

Kenya police arrest three with suspected bomb

2015-09-08 21:39

Kenyan police have arrested three men found with a suspected home-made bomb as they entered the country's largest upmarket shopping mall.

Al-Shabaab retakes Somali town

2015-09-06 20:14

Militants and officials say al-Shabaab fighters have taken control of a populous town in central Somalia after African Union forces left the area.

Dozen Uganda soldiers killed in Somalia returned

2015-09-03 21:29

Uganda says the 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack by Islamic extremists are back home.

Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

2015-09-03 10:12

A day after Islamic extremists overran an AU military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town are describing the daring attack and its aftermath, with one saying he saw at least nine dead soldiers inside the base.

Shabaab warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

2015-09-02 16:52

Islamist militants have issued a warning against Somalis who frequented hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture".

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