ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-SHABAAB

Gunmen kill 9 in Ethiopia truck attack

2014-04-17 11:43

Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.

Kenyan troops free aid workers held in Somalia

2014-04-11 14:43

Kenyan troops say they have freed two aid workers working with the charities MSF and CARE who were kidnapped by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels in 2011.

Kenyan cops, Muslim youth clash in Mombasa

2014-04-04 14:27

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following weekly prayers, witnesses say, days after a firebrand Islamic cleric was gunned down in the port city.

Cops patrol Kenyan port city Mombasa

2014-04-02 11:00

Armed police are patrolling the streets of Kenya’s port city Mombasa after a prominent radical Muslim cleric was assassinated.

Kenya car bombers linked to mall plotters

2014-03-31 22:03

Kenya police have arrested 2 men with car bomb linked to plotters of the Westgate Mall terror attack.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

Somali, African troops take central town

2014-03-26 21:22

Somali government forces fighting alongside African Union troops have taken back control of a key town from Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels.

Kenya orders refugees into designated camps

2014-03-26 13:18

Kenya has restricted all refugees on its soil to two designated camps in the wake of a weekend attack on a church near Mombasa that claimed six lives.

Gunmen spray churchgoers with bullets

2014-03-23 16:06

Attackers have shot dead four worshippers when they burst into a church service near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police say.

Kenyan cops arrest 2 men with bombs

2014-03-18 13:22

Kenyan police have arrested two men suspected of links to a Somali Islamist militant group after they were tracked and found to have two large bombs.

Somali Islamists attack hotel in central region

2014-03-18 11:51

Somali Islamist militants have driven a car bomb at a hotel in a town in central Somalia that was being used by AU and Somali military forces, a resident and the militant group say.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab flees 5 towns

2014-03-11 16:26

Columns of AU and Somalia troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabaab’s strongholds.

Car bomb kills 7 in Somali capital

2014-02-27 14:02

A car bomb has exploded near a cafe in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in an area close to the intelligence headquarters, killing at least seven people, police say.

Our enemy has suffered a great deal of harm – Shabaab

2014-02-21 15:26

A military spokesperson for al-Shabaab says government troops have "suffered a great deal of harm but I don't have the exact casualty figures", after the militants attacked the presidential palace.

Heavy exchange of fire at Somali presidential palace

2014-02-21 13:01

There is shelling and heavy exchange of fire between Amison and al-Qaeda-linked militants following an attack on the Somali presidential compound.

Stop! Somali traffic police try to restore order

2014-02-19 13:21

Mogadishu has, for the first time, begun installing road signs to try and end a culture of "anything goes" on the Somali streets.

Briton in Kenya 'possessed bomb-making instructions'

2014-02-18 08:59

A British detective has given evidence in Kenya at the trial of suspected British militant Jermaine Grant, accused of ties to Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab and plotting attacks.

Kenya: Bodies of Westgate gunmen with FBI

2014-02-07 21:25

Kenya’s army has revealed that the bodies of the gunmen who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall last year are in the hands of the FBI.

Shabaab members arrested in Kenya

2014-02-03 21:36

More than 100 people have been arrested after deadly rioting following a police raid on a Kenyan mosque were charged for being Shabaab.

Clashes in Kenya port over mosque raid

2014-02-03 15:10

Muslim youths angry about a police raid on a mosque used by firebrand preachers in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have clashed with police for a second day, a witness says.

Ethiopian troops join Africa force in Somalia

2014-01-22 14:02

At least 4 000 Ethiopian troops in Somalia have formally joined the UN-backed AU force in the country as it seeks to boost operations against al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels, officials say.

Trial of Kenya mall massacre suspects begins

2014-01-15 12:31

The trial of four men charged in connection with Kenya’s Westgate mall massacre has opened, an attack claimed by Somalia’s al-Qaeda Shabaab insurgents.

Kenya 'kills' 30 Shabaab rebels

2014-01-10 11:40

Kenya says it has killed at least 30 al-Shabaab rebels including top commanders in an air strike on a training camp in Somalia.

Ex-Somali PM elected new Puntland leader

2014-01-08 16:02

A former Somali PM has been elected president of the semi-autonomous Puntland region, an area of Somalia struggling to shed its image as a pirate haven and still threatened by Islamist militants.

 

Kenya army rescues aid workers from al-Shabaab

2014-04-11 22:32

The Kenyan army has rescued two aid workers held in captivity in Somalia by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab for nearly three years, a military spokesperson says..

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

2014-04-11 12:11

HRW has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their torn country.

Kenya: Attacks meant to ignite sectarian violence

2014-04-04 13:18

Kenya’s president says recent attacks in the country, blamed on Somali-based Islamic militants, are meant to provoke a sectarian war but it won’t succeed.

Kenya arrests 650+ after bomb blasts

2014-04-01 21:10

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attack in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister says.

Blast in Kenyan capital

2014-03-31 20:28

An explosion in an area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, which is popular with Somalis has reportedly killed six people and wounded several others.

Baby shot in church attack awaits surgery

2014-03-26 14:42

A Kenyan infant boy shot in the head by gunmen who attacked a church on Sunday has been flown to the capital Nairobi to await surgery, doctors say.

Kenya church attack: Death toll hits 6

2014-03-24 12:20

Two people shot when attackers sprayed a Kenyan church with gunfire have died of their wounds, taking the total killed in the attack to six, government officials say.

Uganda warns of Somali Shabaab attacks

2014-03-18 13:22

Uganda has warned that Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are planning to use fuel tankers as bombs, one day after Kenya thwarted a “massive” car bomb attack.

Somali, AU troops capture town from Shabaab

2014-03-14 10:55

Somali government forces backed by AU troops have captured a sixth settlement in the latest advance in their renewed offensive against al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters, a spokesperson says.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

Attackers wanted to abduct or kill president

2014-02-22 20:28

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militants say they had planned to either assassinate or abduct President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud when they attacked the presidential compound .

Somalia presidential palace 'back under control'

2014-02-21 14:11

A senior police officer says fighting is over after al-Shabaab attacked the Somali presidential palace, adding human flesh and blood is “scattered” on the scene.

Somalia wants to expel Islamist rebels

2014-02-19 18:54

A military offensive led by an expanded African peacekeeping force aims to drive Somali Islamist rebels out of their remaining strongholds by the end of 2014.

850 000+ Somalis desperately need food

2014-02-19 07:53

More than 850 000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and “in crisis and emergency conditions”, the director of the UN humanitarian operations says.

Shabaab claims 'heinous terror attack'

2014-02-14 12:56

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near Mogadishu’s international airport resulting in the death of six people, officials say.

New barrages of mortar fire rattle Mogadishu

2014-02-05 18:50

New barrages of mortar fire frighten Mogadishu residents, reminding them of a more violent time.

Kenya 'light bulb' blast - 4 Somalis charged

2014-02-03 20:01

Four Somali men have appeared in court to face charges of an alleged attack on a cafe in Nairobi's airport, which police had initially dismissed as an exploding light bulb.

Shabaab coming under deadly US pressure

2014-01-28 07:51

A US missile strike that killed a high-ranking intelligence officer for al-Shabaab has illustrated the stepped-up pressure on the al-Qaeda-linked militants.

FBI: Kenya mall attackers believed to be dead

2014-01-11 19:51

An FBI official says the gunmen who attacked an upscale mall in Kenya's capital, killing at least 67 people, died in the attack, after a report had raised the possibility the gunmen may have escaped.

Al-Shabaab bans internet

2014-01-09 18:03

The Islamist militia controlling parts of Somalia has banned the use of the internet for fear of spying and surveillance on its operations in the Horn of Africa country.

Somalia's Puntland votes for new leader

2014-01-08 10:52

Lawmakers in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have started voting for a new president amid tight security, officials say.

Somalia's Shabaab boasts of twin hotel bombing

2014-01-02 13:33

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab says it carried out a twin bombing of a hotel in Mogadishu that killed 11, boasting it was the start of its campaign for the new year.

 
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