ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-SHABAAB

Somalia's Shabaab stones man to death for rape

2014-10-22 14:48

Somalia's al -Shabaab militants say they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

Kenya arrests separatist leader

2014-10-15 20:45

Kenyan police have arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions.

Bomb hits Somali police car after cafe attack

2014-10-13 20:37

A bomb has torn through a senior policeman's car in Somalia's capital after suspected Islamist militants shelled an area where the president was due to speak.

At least six dead in Somalia blast

2014-10-12 19:17

At least six people have been killed by a car bomb near a popular hotel and café in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Somali, African troops take key port from Shabaab

2014-10-05 12:02

Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers have recaptured the last major port held by the Shabaab.

Uganda uncovers 'al-Qaeda prison plot'

2014-09-30 20:02

Uganda has intercepted communications between militants in the east African nation and al-Qaeda groups in north Africa requesting help in a planned attack on a major Kampala prison.

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

Kenya mall attack: A tale of nerve-wracking experiences

2014-09-18 08:09

Read about nerve-wracking experiences of Kenyan journalists who covered the 21 September 2013 massacre that left at least 67 people dead at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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.

 

Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

2014-10-20 10:00

Kenyan and Somali soldiers have killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and suicide vests, a spokesperson says.

Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital, US says

2014-10-15 12:04

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

Somali faces grave problems - UN

2014-10-13 13:59

War-torn Somalia's government remains riddled with corruption while al-Shabaab islamists are as deadly as ever, United Nations investigators say.

Ethiopia: US embassy intruders must be charged

2014-10-10 13:09

Ethiopia's government says it hopes US authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.

+20 Shabaab members killed in Somalia fighting

2014-10-02 09:46

More than 20 combatants of the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab and several soldiers from Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region have been killed in fighting, officials say.

Somali militants stone woman to death

2014-09-27 14:15

Somali al-Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery.

Kenya massacre: Developments one year on

2014-09-18 08:09

One year after Somalia's Shabaab rebels stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall, killing at least 67 people in a four-day siege, multiple questions remain.

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.

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