ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-SHABAAB

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.

Kenya opposition demands troops quit Somalia

2014-07-07 21:18

Kenya's opposition leaders have demanded the country withdraw troops from Somalia after a spate of bloody attacks by militants.

Kenyan cops fire tear gas at street demonstrators

2014-07-07 12:20

Police have fired tear gas in central Nairobi to disperse a crowd of few hundred anti government protesters in the streets, as others gathered peacefully for a mass rally by the opposition.

Gunmen kill at least 29 in attacks on Kenya coast

2014-07-06 12:02

Gunmen have killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry says.

'Specific threat' of attack at Kampala airport

2014-07-03 14:02

The US embassy in Uganda has warned of a “specific threat” by an unknown group to attack the international airport serving the capital Kampala.

Stay out of streets, Shabaab warn troops

2014-07-01 12:24

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in the capital Mogadishu and warned that violence will intensify during Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Kenya attacks: Accused governor bailed

2014-06-30 11:19

A Kenyan governor facing charges of terrorism and murder after massacres this month in coastal regions has been released on bail, court officials say.

Ban: UN wants to help Africa fight terrorism

2014-06-28 17:31

The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight "terrorism" following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Hotel attack: Shabaab hurled grenades

2014-06-26 11:09

Islamist militants hurled grenades at the gate of a hotel in central Somalia, then opened fire as they burst into the building used by Somali soldiers and Amisom, residents say.

Kenyan jets kill 80 Shabaab militants – AU force

2014-06-23 14:12

At least 80 militants have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, AU peacekeepers say.

At least 20 killed in Kenyan tribal clashes

2014-06-23 07:48

At least 20 people have been killed in inter-clan violence in northern Kenya, police say, further destabilising one of the country’s most volatile regions.

 

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.

Somali capital one step short of famine

2014-07-07 14:38

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency just short of famine, the UN says.

Kenyans gather for opposition rally

2014-07-07 10:59

Thousands of Kenyans are rallying for an anti-government demonstration in the capital’s central park amid heavy police presence, with political and ethnic tensions high following weekend attacks.

Uganda Parly piglet protest pair freed on bail

2014-07-04 16:12

A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

Somali lawmaker assassinated

2014-07-03 12:54

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab has claimed responsibility for shooting dead a lawmaker and wounding another, the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu.

China to reopen Somalia embassy, sees strong ties

2014-06-30 12:34

China will open its embassy in Somalia after signs the East African country is making progress in its efforts to restore peace decades after the end of its civil war, an official says.

At least 2 killed in Somali market bomb blast

2014-06-30 10:11

At least two people have been killed and seven wounded after a bomb ripped through a busy market in the Somali capital, a government official says.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks

2014-06-26 14:01

Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers say.

Environmental crime a $213bn industry: UN

2014-06-24 12:51

Surging environmental crime, from illegal logging to elephant poaching, is worth up to $213bn a year and is helping to fund armed conflicts, a UN and Interpol report says.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shabaab bases

2014-06-23 10:12

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab with scores of fighters killed, the AU force fighting the extremists says.

Somali journalist killed in bomb attack

2014-06-22 09:00

A Somali journalist has died in Mogadishu after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses say.

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