Officials say extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya

2017-08-18 11:06

Kenyan officials say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack along the Indian coast.

Kenya: Suspected al-Shabaab attack on police station kills 1

2017-08-03 11:30

An official says a policeman has been killed after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a police station in the northern Kenyan country of Mandera.

Uganda says al-Shabaab kills 12 soldiers in Somalia ambush

2017-07-31 15:31

Uganda's military says 12 of its soldiers have been killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in southern Somalia.

Trump 'a brainless billionaire', says Somalia's Shabaab in new video

2017-07-24 12:33

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group.

Kenya county officials blame military for 5 in shallow grave

2017-07-05 10:20

Officials in the Kenyan county of Mandera have accused the military of executing five missing people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabaab leader

2017-06-24 07:52

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle

2017-06-16 14:32

A Kenyan official says a vehicle with 24 passengers has been blown up by an improvised explosive device in the country's north in a suspected extremist attack.

At least 17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack

2017-06-15 09:12

An ambulance driver says his service has carried 17 bodies in the ongoing attack in a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

2017-05-24 10:53

Three police officers have been killed and two others injured after their vehicle ran over an impoverished bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official says.

Somalia strikes new international pact to stabilise ravaged state

2017-05-12 08:43

Somalia has struck a new stability pact with the international community, aimed at steadying the fragile state by bolstering its security, staving off famine and rebooting its economy.


Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

2017-08-14 07:44

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabaab, has surrendered to the government.

'Crucial' Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

2017-08-01 06:04

An official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairperson says, as concern grows that the east African nation's vote again would face dangerous unrest.

Al-Shabaab attack on AU convoy kills 8 in Somalia

2017-07-31 12:03

Fighters with the al-Shabaab extremist group have ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer says.

Five Kenyan forces killed in mission to free official

2017-07-14 10:12

Suspected Shabaab militants briefly kidnapped a Kenyan government official on Thursday and five security personnel were killed in an operation to rescue her, security sources said.

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

2017-06-15 13:00

Somali survivors have described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces.

Al-Shabaab claims killing 61 in attack on base in Somalia

2017-06-08 15:07

The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming the killing of at least 61 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland.

Somalia leader wants arms embargo lifted to fight al-Shabaab

2017-05-12 18:30

Somalia's president has called for an end to the arms embargo on his long-chaotic country, saying that if the military doesn't have more sophisticated equipment in the fight against the al-shabaab terror group.

Somalia says regional al-Shabaab leader is killed in raid

2017-05-08 11:52

Somalia's government says a regional leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somali forces.

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