Al-Shabaab kills teenage boy, man over homosexuality

2017-01-11 08:13

The al-Shabaab extremist group has announced that it has killed a teenage boy and a young man for engaging in sexual conduct.

Militant attacks: Kenya extends curfew in border region

2016-12-29 18:00

Kenyan authorities have reportedly extended a 12-hour curfew by at least 90 days in the border region of Mandera following recent terror attacks by al-Shabaab militants.

Suicide bombing 'kills 16' in Somali capital

2016-12-11 11:00

At least 16 people have died in a suicide truck bombing outside the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service says.

Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists - report

2016-12-08 11:15

A human rights organisation says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police after a series of attacks.

Somalia: 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

2016-11-26 17:05

Somali police say a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the capital, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others.

Rival Somalia regions agree to bury the hatchet, again

2016-11-13 19:12

The leaders of two neighbouring Somali regions have agreed to respect a ceasefire whose repeated violations have claimed at least 45 lives in recent weeks, the UN says.

Group: Somalia least likely to punish media murders

2016-10-29 07:01

A prominent media watchdog says Somalia topped the list of countries where the killings of journalists is most likely to go unpunished for the second year in a row.

ISIS-linked group abandons Somali town after brief occupation

2016-10-27 21:00

A breakaway group of around 50 Somali militants who declared loyalty to the Islamic State jihadists has abandoned a small port town, a day after occupying it, residents and an official say.

Shabaab suicide bomber strikes AU base in Somalia

2016-10-25 16:26

A Shabaab suicide bomber has rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an African Union military base in central Somalia, a security official said.

Heavily armed Shabaab fighters retake town in central Somalia

2016-10-24 06:00

Islamic extremist rebels have recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out, according to residents.


Suicide car bomber outside Mogadishu airport kills at least 3

2017-01-02 18:06

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, killing at least three people.

Somalia suicide bomber sets off blast in capital, 3 injured

2016-12-15 18:03

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a restaurant in the Somali capital Thursday, killing himself and injuring 3 others

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec 28

2016-12-09 11:23

Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on December 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.

Residents in Somali town resist al-Shabaab taxes, 10 dead

2016-11-29 10:51

A resident says clashes between the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab and villagers in a central Somali town have left 10 people dead and dozens wounded

Students scamper for safety as gunmen storm school and fire shots in Kenya

2016-11-23 08:39

Armed gunmen have stormed a school in a Kenyan province bordering Somalia, spraying bullets but not injuring anyone, official sources say, without confirming whether they were Shabaab group militants.

Ethiopian court jails 8 Somalis over failed attack in 2013

2016-11-12 20:00

An Ethiopian court has sentenced eight Somali nationals to jail terms ranging from two to nine years after they were convicted for planning a failed attack in the capital Addis Ababa.

Kenya declares curfew in strife-hit Mandera

2016-10-28 10:05

Kenya's government has announced a 60-day dusk to dawn curfew in the northeastern town of Mandera, hit by two deadly terrorist attacks in three weeks.

Somalia's al-Shabaab in comeback, as Ethiopia pulls troops

2016-10-27 19:03

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, are making a comeback, having recently seized four towns and attacked a guesthouse in neighboring Kenya, killing 12.

Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack

2016-10-25 10:19

Gunmen from an extremist group have killed at least 12 people in an attack targetting non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, near the Somali border, an official says.

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

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