Kenyan gets 15yrs' in US terror case

2015-08-28 19:40

A Kenyan man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the US after pleading guilty to providing money and recruits to foreign terrorist groups.

Ice cream and ATMs: Hope for Mogadishu

2015-08-06 22:53

After two decades of anarchy and fighting between rival warlords, Somalia is a failed state. But in the capital Mogadishu, gradual economic recovery has started to normalise people's lives previously dominated by conflict.

Kenya police: Obama visit a security nightmare

2015-07-28 21:23

Kenya's police chief has admitted that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security nightmare.

Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

2015-07-27 14:13

President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

Blood, pieces of flesh scattered all around Somali hotel site

2015-07-27 10:04

The Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has attacked a Mogadishu hotel, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group says.

Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit

2015-07-24 17:28

A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabaab militants based in neighbouring Somalia.

Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

2015-07-24 11:53

President Barack Obama is set to arrive in his ancestral homeland Kenya, with massive security operation under way to protect him from al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.

Somali troops capture key town from al-Shabaab

2015-07-23 12:58

Somali and AU troops have taken the south-western city of Baardheere, one of the last ones controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa country, military sources say.

AU, Somali troops take Shabaab town

2015-07-23 06:55

African Union and local troops have seized a town held by Islamic extremists in southwest Somalia.

AU troops deny killing Somali civilians

2015-07-22 10:02

AU troops in Somalia have dismissed reports they killed several civilians during fighting, saying those shot were all al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab insurgents.


Car bomb at Somali military base

2015-08-22 11:06

A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu. Militant group al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for the incident.

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

2015-07-30 13:45

Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency.

Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016

2015-07-28 18:09

War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, although it remains unclear whether some kind of voting process will still be held.

Somali president defiant after hotel attack

2015-07-27 12:22

Somalia's president has given a defiant warning to al-Shabaab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack on a hotel that houses several diplomatic missions.

At least 6 dead in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

2015-07-27 06:21

Somalia's Shabaab insurgents have killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses say.

Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold - minister

2015-07-24 15:28

Somali government troops backed by AU forces have captured the Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister says.

Obama begins 4-day trip to Kenya, Ethiopia

2015-07-24 11:19

US President Barack Obama is on his way to Kenya to embark on a four-day state visit to the region to address terrorism, economic recovery and human rights.

No change to Obama's Kenya itinerary despite security breach

2015-07-23 08:03

The White House does not plan to change President Barack Obama’s itinerary for his trip to Kenya later this week despite disclosure of the presidential plane’s Nairobi arrival and departure times.

AU troops deny killing civilians in Somalia

2015-07-22 14:44

The African Union mission has denied charges that its troops killed 20 civilians in Somalia.

Kenyatta says talks with Obama to focus on extremism

2015-07-21 17:00

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says the fight against extremism will be the key topic of talks with US President Barack Obama, who will be visiting the country of his father later this week.

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