At least 21 dead in Al-Shabaab hotel attack

2015-03-29 06:30

The attack on a Somali hotel by al-Shabaab extremists has been ended by troops leaving at least 21 dead.

Kenya detains 52 over suspected Islamist attack

2015-03-28 07:45

Police have detained 52 people in Kenya’s main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.

Top Shabaab commander captured in Somalia

2015-03-27 12:29

A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has been captured as he was preparing attacks in the country’s capital, a senior intelligence officer says.

Kenyan cop shot in possible Islamist revenge attack

2015-03-26 14:34

A senior officer with Kenya’s counter-terrorism police unit has been shot dead by gunmen in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

US drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

2015-03-19 09:42

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shabaab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the US military says.

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

2015-03-17 07:59

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county has attacked what he calls "hopeless" security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia's al-Shabaab militants.

Senior Shabaab chief reportedly killed by US drone

2015-03-13 19:46

A drone strike has killed a senior commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab suspected of being involved in a 2013 attack against a Kenyan shopping mall that left at least 67 people dead, sources say.

Shabaab launches attack in central Somalia town

2015-03-12 12:04

Suspected members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants have attacked a fortified area containing regional government headquarters, an airport and a UN compound in the central town of Baidoa.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.


Somali forces end Shabaab siege at hotel

2015-03-28 12:33

Somali elite units have ended a siege by al-Shabaab militants in a Mogadishu hotel, during which at least 18 people were killed.

Islamists storm Mogadishu hotel

2015-03-27 20:50

Suspected Islamist fighters have stormed a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu trapping government officials inside.

'Racist' Chinese restaurant owner charged

2015-03-26 17:14

The manager of a Chinese restaurant in Kenya at the centre of racism storm has been charged with not having a work permit and operating without a licence.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Al-Shabaab claim Kenya attack

2015-03-18 20:28

Al-Shabaab have taken responsibility for an attack in a shop in northern Kenya by armed gunmen.

Shabaab kills 4 in cross-border attack near Kenya

2015-03-18 09:49

Somali Islamist militants have killed at least four people during a raid on a Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police say.

Shabaab militants attack kills 1 in northern Kenya

2015-03-16 16:38

Somalia’s Shabaab militants have killed one man and wounded three others in a shooting in the northern Kenya of Mandera, officials say.

Kenya governor convoy attacked

2015-03-13 17:29

Islamic militants have attacked the governor's convoy killing 3 people, Kenya police say.

Somali, AU troops repel al-Shabaab attack

2015-03-11 14:12

Somali and AU troops have repelled an attack by al-Shabaab militants against the southern town of Wanla Weyn, police and residents say.

Somali president survives mortar attack

2015-02-26 21:02

Mortar shells have landed inside Somalia's presidential palace compound.

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