Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker

2015-04-18 19:56

Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a regional lawmaker after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials say.

Suspected Islamists attack Somali education building

2015-04-14 12:33

Suspected Islamist militants have attacked the Higher Education Ministry building in the Somali capital, setting off two big blasts before gunmen stormed inside and battled with the security forces, police and witnesses say.

Somali refugees flee Yemen fighting

2015-04-11 14:45

Officials say Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country.

Somalia issues bounties for top Shabaab leaders

2015-04-10 10:05

Somalia's government has issued bounties for 11 top leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants, with $250 000 offered for the extremist's chief, Ahmad Umar.

Somali anger at Kenya cash transfer freezes

2015-04-09 15:44

Residents of Somalia’s capital have condemned as "collective punishment" Kenya’s shutting down of money transfer services over suspected links to the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

Yemeni refugee influx in Horn expected

2015-04-08 16:31

Refugees from war-torn Yemen fleeing intense airstrikes are arriving in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, aid agencies say, warning of a possible large influx ahead.

Kenyans angry over delay in reaction

2015-04-07 21:41

Kenyan anger is growing over the authorities' delay to send in a crack unit to stop the extremist killings at the college in Garissa.

Uganda prosecutor killing - 3 arrested

2015-04-07 20:26

Uganda police has arrested 3 over the killing of a senior prosecutor who handled terror cases.

5 Kenyans, 1 Tanzanian held over Garissa massacre

2015-04-07 16:41

A Nairobi court has ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week’s university massacre.

Garissa student vows not to return

2015-04-07 12:25

A student of Garissa University where 148 people, mostly students, were killed in an al-Shabaab attack has vowed to not return to the school because she fears for her life.


Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

2015-04-14 19:38

The United Nations has warned Kenyan authorities that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Kenya asks UN to repatriate Somali refugees

2015-04-12 18:26

Kenya says it has asked the UN refugee agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July in the wake of the Garissa University massacre.

After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle

2015-04-10 19:47

Days after Islamists killed 148 people at Garissa university, Kenya's president has held out an olive branch to Muslims and urged them to join Nairobi in the struggle against militant Islam by informing on sympathisers.

Kenyans should resist militants – police official

2015-04-09 17:27

After a deadly attack on Kenyan students, a senior police official is urging Kenyans who may find themselves in a similar predicament to fight back and avoid being killed “like cockroaches”.

Pressure mounts on Kenya president

2015-04-08 21:26

Political pressure is mounting on Kenya's president with scathing editorials and growing anger at a seven hour delay in the deployment of a special forces unit that eventually ended the bloody siege at Garissa University.

Kenya shuts down Somali remittance firms, freezes accounts

2015-04-08 13:47

Kenya has suspended the licences of 13 Somali remittance forms following the massacre at a Kenyan university last week, Somalia’s central bank governor says.

Kenyan students protest college killings

2015-04-07 20:26

Hundreds of Kenyan students have marched through down town Nairobi to honour those who died in an attack on a college by Islamic militants and to press the government for better security in the wake of the slaughter.

Kenyans march for national security after massacre

2015-04-07 18:00

Kenyans have marched demanding greater national security following last week’s massacre by Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists, ahead of a candlelit vigil on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

Garissa attack: Kenyan students honour those killed

2015-04-07 14:03

Hundreds of Kenyan students are marching in downtown Nairobi to honour those who died in an attack by Islamic militants on a college and to press the government for better security in the wake of the slaughter.

Garissa attack: Family in shock as their only child killed

2015-04-07 11:13

The family of a 19-year-old man who was among the 148 people killed by al-Shabaab militants at Garissa University remains in shock, as the young man was their only child.

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