Kenyatta threatens to withdraw troops from Somalia

2016-05-23 13:29

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has threatened to witdraw his country's troops from Somalia, citing fund cuts by the international community as the reason behind the decision, a report says.

Civilians killed in Shabaab shoot-out in Mogadishu

2016-04-18 20:08

Three civilians and one Islamist gunmen have been killed during a car chase and shoot-out in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

US airstrikes in Somalia hit al-Shabaab

2016-04-12 22:59

The US conducted airstrikes in Somalia as militants affiliated with the al-Shabaab Islamic extremist group threatened US forces.

Shabaab raid Kenya police post

2016-04-10 18:02

Scores of Shabaab fighters have stormed a Kenyan police post near the Somali border injuring three officers and torching nearby shops.

Deadly car bombing targets Mogadishu restaurant

2016-04-09 18:04

At least three people, including a child, have been killed in a car bomb attack outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses say.

6 killed including two Turks in Somalia shootings

2016-03-31 13:12

Gunmen have killed 6 people in a drive-by shooting, including two Turkish hospital workers, in the latest violence to hit Somalia's capital Mogadishu, authorities say.

Somali ambush thwarted

2016-03-16 23:23

Kenya's military says it has killed 19 fighters from the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab who were attempting to ambush Somali national troops.

Kenyan man sentenced to death for extremist attack

2016-03-10 20:03

Kenyan court sentences man to death for extremist attack that killed bouncer in a club

Toll of US air strikes exaggerated - al-Shabaab

2016-03-08 16:03

Somali rebel group al-Shabaab has denied US claims that 150 of their fighters were killed in air strikes.

East Africa's Shabaab 'can survive for 30 years'

2016-03-04 09:14

At least 30 people died in the attack, the latest by the Shabaab, a Somali-led al-Qaeda group in East Africa that continues to defy repeated predictions of its demise.


US troops call in drone strike against Shabaab

2016-05-12 23:15

US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group in Somalia.

AMISOM apologises for killing 4 Somalis

2016-04-17 20:04

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for Shabaab.

Another bomb blast in Somalia

2016-04-11 17:00

A car bomb outside a restaurant in the Somali capital has killed at least five people in the latest attack on hotels and restaurant.

Somalia executes 2 Shebaab fighters over journalist death

2016-04-09 19:45

Two members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebaab jihadist group have been executed by firing squad for the murder of a journalist killed by a car bomb.

Somali lawmaker survives assassination attempt

2016-04-05 17:04

A Somali parliamentarian has survived a drive-by shooting near a busy Mogadishu market in which two of his bodyguards were killed.

30 Shabaab killed in 2 clashes in Somalia

2016-03-17 11:46

Thirty insurgents in Somalia's al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab jihadist group have been killed in heavy clashes in the south and northeast of the country, Kenya's armed forces and local authorities say.

Kenyan soldier kills self after arrival from Somalia

2016-03-14 12:36

A Kenya Defence Forces soldier reportedly committed suicide at his home in Busia County after arriving from Somalia where he had been deployed to fight al-Shabaab.

Special forces stage helicopter raid on Somalia's Shabaab

2016-03-09 12:49

Special forces operatives in two helicopters staged an overnight raid on Somalia's Shabaab insurgents, government officials and the al-Qaeda-linked gunmen say.

6 wounded in Somalia airport laptop blast

2016-03-07 12:04

Six people have been wounded when a laptop bomb exploded at an airport in Somalia, police said, the second such attack in recent weeks targeting passenger aircraft.

Kenya's State House is our next target - Shabaab

2016-03-01 13:07

The leader of al-Shabaab's Kenya cell has threatened to storm the east African country's State House, a new video released by the group's media agency claims, according to reports.

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