Kenyan university says 37 injured after security drill sparks panic

2015-12-01 08:44

One member of staff has died and 37 people are injured after a security drill at a Nairobi university was mistaken for a real attack, sparking scenes of panic, the university says.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

Wanted: Reward for Shabaab leaders

2015-11-10 22:03

The US has offered multi-million dollar rewards for information on al-Shabaab leaders.

Somali: Ending Yemen conflict crucial to stop extremists

2015-11-10 09:54

Somalia’s prime minister says ending the crisis in Yemen is “crucial” to preventing al-Shabaab rebels from exploiting their recent allegiance with the ISIS and forming a “terror network” that threatens Somalia and the region again.

Settle Yemen crisis to help Somalia PM tells UN

2015-11-09 21:20

Ending the crisis in Yemen is crucial to prevent Islamic State jihadists from shoring up Somalia's weakened Shabaab, Somalia's prime minister says.

Hundreds move out of Kenyan university hostels

2015-10-30 19:09

Hundreds of Kenyan students from the Moi University in Kenya are leaving because they fear al-Shabaab attacks.

Cargo airplane crashes in Somalia’s Shabaab-controlled area

2015-10-29 09:41

A cargo airplane with around 10 crew members has crash landed in Somalia in territory controlled by the Islamist Shabaab insurgents outside the capital Mogadishu, a government official says.

Kenya: 15 Islamic extremist rebels killed in Somalia

2015-10-25 15:11

Kenya's military says it has destroyed a base in Somalia operated by the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabaab and killed 15 of its fighters.

Kidnapped Kenyan teacher rescued in Somalia - army

2015-10-16 12:42

Kenya’s army says it has rescued a kidnapped teacher four days after she was seized by Islamist insurgents and taken across the border to war-torn Somalia.

Somali journalists released from jail

2015-10-08 13:34

Somalia’s government has released two journalists who spent a week in jail after broadcasting a debate on the presence of foreign forces in the country.


Shabaab: We'll cut the throats of those who shift to ISIS

2015-11-24 10:16

Somalia’s Shabaab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.

Kenyan faithful ready for pope's visit

2015-11-22 19:23

The Roman Catholic church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi is always popular, but the building was packed for the last Sunday mass before Pope Francis comes to visit.

Al-Shabaab video shows executions of AU troops

2015-11-10 13:32

Al-Shabaab has released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base in Somalia in September.

Warning: Shabaab pledges allegiance to ISIS

2015-11-10 05:58

Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has proclaimed its allegiance to ISIS, posing the possibility of a renewed threat to the region, the country's Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke has warned.

Somali extremists kill 15 govt soldiers in ambush

2015-11-03 09:06

A Somali military official says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by fighters from the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabaab.

Massive search for Shabaab air-crash hostages

2015-10-29 19:39

A search operation was under way in Somalia for a cargo plane that crash-landed south of Mogadishu and whose crew were taken hostage.

Somali president warns Shabaab on joining ISIS

2015-10-28 19:31

Somalia’s president has called on Islamist Shabaab fighters to surrender amid reports factions have shifted allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS.

Al-Shabaab splinter joins ISIS

2015-10-23 20:19

A senior al-Shabaab commander and about 20 of his followers have pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Senior al-Shabaab commander captured in Somalia

2015-10-12 13:35

A top al-Shabaab commander and two other senior members of the Islamist group have been captured by Somali and AU troops in the Horn of Africa country, intelligence sources say.

Shabaab militants kill president's nephew in ambush

2015-10-07 16:36

Islamist al-Shabaab gunmen have ambushed and killed the nephew of Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud in the capital Mogadishu, police and the rebels say.

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