AU troops retreat in Somalia

2015-07-03 17:55

AU troops fighting Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several towns following a series of attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials say.

Somali’s Shabaab attacks army camp, several killed

2015-06-29 12:58

Several Somali soldiers have been killed after Shabaab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses say.

Somali militants attack AU base south of capital

2015-06-26 07:38

Somali al-Shabaab militants have fought a gun battle with AU troops after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of the capital Mogadishu, military officials say.

Casualties in Somalia suicide car bombing

2015-06-24 14:01

A suicide car bomber has smashed into a pickup truck carrying security officers in the Somalia capital Mogadishu, a security official says, in the latest in a string of attacks.

Kenya hits sugar smugglers

2015-06-22 18:56

Kenyan police aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade with Somalia to cut Shabaab funding.

Kenya wages war on smugglers who fund Somali militants

2015-06-21 14:48

When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border last April, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants.

Fighters storm security training site in Somali capital

2015-06-21 08:12

Fighters from Somalia's al-Shabaab group have detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants say, as gunfire raged inside.

Kenya to lift Somalia cash transfer freeze

2015-06-18 13:33

Kenya’s president has ordered the central bank to issue regulations and then lift restrictions on key money transfer services vital for Somalia suspended over suspected links to the al-Qaeda-allied Shabaab.

4 gunmen killed in Somalia conference attack - official

2015-06-18 11:03

Somali security forces have shot dead four suspected al-Shabaab insurgents, as they foiled an attack on a political conference in the central town of Adado, officials say.

Kenya police accused of abuses against Muslims

2015-06-15 13:08

The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya’s coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, rights groups say.


At least 15 killed in fighting between Somali army, al-Shabaab

2015-06-29 15:12

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes pitting Somali and African Union troops against the Islamist group al-Shabaab near the southern port of Kismayo, officials said.

Dozens feared killed in al-Shabaab attack on AU base in Somalia

2015-06-26 12:35

Dozens of people are feared to have been killed after the Islamist group al-Shabaab attacked an African Union military base in southern Somalia, military officials say.

Tanzanian court orders extradition of Islamist rebel leader to Uganda

2015-06-25 21:12

A Tanzanian court has ordered an Islamist rebel leader to be extradited to Uganda to face murder charges, though he says he will appeal against the decision.

Somali troops hit back at Shabaab leaders

2015-06-22 19:42

Somalia's security agency has carried out a night raid on key targets inside a Shabaab-controlled town in southern Somalia.

Shabaab militants killed in attack on Somali intelligence base

2015-06-21 17:53

Al-Shabaab militants have launched a major suicide attack against a military intelligence base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside.

4 militants killed in attack on Somalia govt training site

2015-06-21 12:05

A Somali police officer says four militants have been killed while trying to stage an attack on a training compound used for intelligence officials in Mogadishu.

Islamists kill 8 in attack on Somali police station

2015-06-20 13:04

Police say gunmen from the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed at least eight officers in a raid on a police station near the capital.

Somalia thwarts al-Shabaab attack on conference, but 7 killed

2015-06-18 11:35

Somali security forces have foiled a suicide attack by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, killing four of its members who were targeting a regional conference, a spokesperson says, adding three Somali soldiers were also killed.

Security forces foil suicide attack in Somali town

2015-06-18 09:47

Security forces have foiled an attempt by Islamist militants to launch a suicide attack on a political conference in a central Somali town, killing three gunmen and the driver of a car packed with explosives, police say.

British jihadi believed killed in Kenya

2015-06-15 12:05

A British jihadi fighting for Somalia’s al-Qaeda affiliate, the Shabaab, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base, a Kenyan defense spokesperson says.

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