ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-SHABAAB

Somalia's al-Shabaab denies Uganda claim

2014-09-16 05:00

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants have denied that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group.

Shebaab bombers held, Uganda attacks foiled

2014-09-14 16:26

Ugandan police say suspected Islamist al-Shebaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks.

Twelve killed in Somalia attack

2014-09-08 18:21

Twelve civilians have been killed in a Somalia suicide bombing targeting African Union troops.

Shabaab pledge allegiance to new leader

2014-09-08 11:23

Rebels of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have pledged allegiance to their new leader after his predecessor was killed.

Shabaab's new leader a ruthless hardliner - sources

2014-09-07 15:43

The new leader of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels is said to be a devout and ruthless hardliner and one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief.

Somalia on high alert after Shabaab leader's death

2014-09-06 10:36

Somalia's government has warned that the country's al-Shabaab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed.

African leaders may create fund to fight militants

2014-09-03 13:05

African leaders have proposed creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria.

Airstrike may have hit Somali Shabaab leader

2014-09-02 21:40

The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane,

Air strikes targets al-Shabaab leader

2014-09-02 11:30

US military forces have launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab, the government says, claiming 'casualties' but with no details if the main target was killed.

East Africa to co-operate to close borders to criminals

2014-08-26 09:11

East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants and other criminals, the region’s senior intelligence officers have been told.

Kenya: Man says he is wanted Somali terror suspect

2014-08-22 20:10

A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official says.

Somali journos face trial as govt denies torture

2014-08-21 16:09

Three senior Somali journalist are set to face trial for broadcasts allegedly inciting violence, the government says, dismissing reports they had been tortured in jail as "pure fabrication".

Somali journos urge fair trial for colleagues

2014-08-18 10:33

Somalia's journalist union has urged the government to ensure a fair trial of three colleagues arrested when security forces stormed a major radio station for 'negative' broadcasts.

Kenya 'White Widow' trail cold

2014-08-14 21:37

Kenyan detectives have told a court they had lost the trail of British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the 'White Widow'.

Westgate attackers stole identities

2014-08-05 18:33

Witnesses in the trial of four men accused of helping the gunmen behind Kenya's Westgate mall massacre say their identities had been falsely used to secure telephones used in planning the attack.

Fifth Somali MP killed in Mogadishu

2014-08-02 06:15

Islamist militants shot dead a Somali MP in the capital Mogadishu by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets.

'Shabaab commanders' killed in AU offensive

2014-07-25 13:14

AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Gunmen kill 3 in Kenyan coast – police

2014-07-21 10:10

Police says three more people have been killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far perished in less than a month in attacks claimed by al-Shabaab.

Defeat of Somalia's Shabaab 'matter of time'

2014-07-17 09:49

A former UN envoy says Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels will be defeated if foreign governments stay in the course in backing the fragile government in Mogadishu.

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Fresh attack in Kenya's coastal Lamu region

2014-07-11 10:45

Unidentified gunmen have raided a village near Kenya’s restive coastal town of Lamu, Kenyan officials say, the latest in a string of attacks in the region.

Somali leader fires police, intelligence chiefs

2014-07-09 11:45

Somalia's government has fired police and intelligence chiefs, a day after Islamic militants attacked and entered the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu.

Militants attack Somalia presidential palace

2014-07-08 20:04

Militants have stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police say, sparking heavy gunfire as government troops and guards tried to repel them.

Gunmen hurl grenade in Kenyan restaurant

2014-07-08 10:32

At least one person has been killed and several others injured after gunmen hurled a grenade in a restaurant in Kenya’s restive north-eastern town of Wajir, police say.

 

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

2014-09-15 15:55

At least six terror suspects have been arrested in a raid on an al-Shabaab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a spokesperson says.

SA mercenary dies in Shabaab attack - report

2014-09-08 20:31

A South African mercenary reportedly is among the victims of twin bombings by Shabaab militants in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

HRW: Amisom raped vulnerable Somalis

2014-09-08 14:43

Internationally-funded AU troops in war-torn Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human rights Watch says in a damning report.

Shells hit Mogadishu after Shabaab leader's death

2014-09-08 08:04

A Somali police officer says mortar shells struck a Mogadishu neighbourhood a day after the al-al-Shabaab named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a US airstrike.

Kenya thanks US for killing shabaab leader

2014-09-06 13:17

Kenya's president has offered his 'heartfelt thanks' to the US for killing the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab militants, responsible for the massacre at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall.

Attack on Shabaab boss may trigger power struggle

2014-09-04 12:59

A hail of US missiles aimed at the leader of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants may have left a gaping hole in the group’s leadership, potentially the biggest challenge to its unity.

Shabaab boss probably died in Somalia strike

2014-09-03 17:01

The death of the leader of Somalia's Shabaab rebels in a US airstrike is a “very strong probability” but still unconfirmed, security sources say.

Somalia: Shabaab leader's fate remains unclear

2014-09-03 08:53

US forces have carried out airstrikes against senior members of Somalia’s Shabaab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group’s leader, officials say.

Shabaab tight-lipped on leader's fate after US air strike

2014-09-02 18:01

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels are tight-lipped over the fate of their leader, a day after a US air strike against senior members of the Islamist militia.

US military targets extremists in Somalia

2014-09-02 10:28

The Pentagon says US military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.

Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite

2014-08-25 11:53

Poachers slaughtering Africa's wildlife with impunity are often shielded from police by connections, but a group of conservationists have turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing.

Kenyan president picks new intelligence boss

2014-08-21 21:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated a new intelligence chief with experience in the war on al Qaeda-linked insurgents in neighbouring Somalia.

Kenya's anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW

2014-08-18 13:09

Kenya's anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of killings and 'enforced disappearances' following a string of attacks in the country, Human Rights Watch says.

Kenyan intelligence boss quits

2014-08-15 11:57

The head of the Kenyan intelligence service, which has been criticised in recent months for failing to stop a spate of attacks blamed on Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia has resigned.

Kenya downplays security risks, looking for aid

2014-08-08 10:37

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the US to court western investors, has sought to downplay the violent attacks tied to militants in neighbouring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.

Somalia executes three suspected militants

2014-08-03 20:08

Three men have been executed by firing squad after a Somali military court found them guilty of killing civilians in a series of recent attacks in the country blamed on al-Shabaab .

Alarming malnutrition in Somali capital

2014-07-28 22:06

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350 000 people.

Second tourist shot dead on Kenyan coast

2014-07-24 21:13

A foreign female tourist has been shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, the second such killing there this month.

2 killed in Somalia attacks

2014-07-17 14:54

At least two people have been killed in Somalia in separate attacks, including a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say.

Kenyan governor accused of links to coast massacres

2014-07-16 17:01

The governor of Kenya’s coastal region of lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations.

Hundreds arrested in Somalia

2014-07-15 17:42

More than 200 suspects have been arrested in a security sweep to stop militant attacks in the Somali capital.

SA intel warns: Long, abusive campaign in Nigeria

2014-07-09 21:14

Nigeria faces a prolonged battle to quash the bloody Boko Haram insurgency despite a 'hardline' campaign that has witnessed rights abuses, an SA intel report says.

Troops retake stormed Somali presidential palace

2014-07-09 07:54

Somali troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards.

Armed men burn Kenya police camp

2014-07-08 16:29

Armed assailants have attacked a camp of police reservists and burned down nearby homes and businesses, as violence escalates on Kenya's northern coast.

Kenyans flee coastal areas after new attacks

2014-07-08 05:41

About 500 families in the northern coastal region of Kenya have fled to nearby camps or left the area after gunmen killed 29 people over the weekend.

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