Garissa attack by Somali militants thwarted

2015-05-22 19:20

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted near Garissa, the scene of a recent college attack.

Somalia's Shabaab condemns 'savage Buddhists'

2015-05-20 16:56

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants have condemned Myanmar's "savage Buddhists" and urged Southeast Asia's Muslims to come to the aid of Rohingya Muslim boatpeople.

Burundi president makes first appearance since coup attempt

2015-05-17 12:45

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first official appearance since an attempted coup against him this week, AFP reporters say.

US issues travel advisory for Burundi

2015-05-15 17:06

The US has issued a travel warning for strife-torn Burundi, telling its citizens not to go there and urging those in the country to get out as soon as possible.

Al-Shabaab storms Puntland police station, kills 3

2015-05-05 12:17

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants have stormed a police station in the country’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed three policemen, police say.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

2015-05-04 15:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

Somali journalist and wife shot dead

2015-04-30 12:54

Suspected members of the Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed a Somali journalist and his wife, police say.

Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases - PM

2015-04-23 22:18

Somali and African forces aim to drive Shabaab Islamist militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks.

Al-Shabaab kills senior military officer in Mogadishu

2015-04-23 15:09

A senior military officer has been shot dead in the Somali capital, and all Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility.

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

2015-04-22 08:25

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.


Al-Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa

2015-05-22 08:17

Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a village in the north-eastern Kenyan country of Garissa, the ministry of interior says.

Kenya massacre mall to reopen in July

2015-05-19 12:12

The Westgate shopping mall is Kenya’s capital, closed after a siege and massacre carried out by Somali’s Islamists in 2013, is to reopen in July, its management says.

Uganda back on alert over new Shabaab threat

2015-05-17 07:40

Uganda says it is boosting security measures following fresh threats against the east African nation by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels.

Shabaab militants shoot government official dead in Mogadishu

2015-05-06 13:40

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have shot dead a government official in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and a spokesperson for the group says.

Somalia orders Shabaab renamed 'the group that massacres'

2015-05-04 16:45

Somalia’s government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shabaab insurgents “the group that massacres the Somali people”, or "Ugus", the acronym of the phrase in Somali.

Kerry honours victims in Kenya as talks focus on Shabaab

2015-05-04 12:13

In Kenya, Kerry honors terror victims and talks with government about combating al-Shabaab

Man held in Tanzania may be Islamist rebel leader

2015-04-30 12:13

Uganda authorities say they are trying to verify whether a man arrested in Tanzania is Jamil Mukulu, the leader of an Islamist rebel group blamed for various deadly attacks in Western Uganda and eastern DRC.

Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife

2015-04-23 16:30

Somalia’s PM has warned that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.

Kenya wants donors to pay for Somali refugee eviction plan

2015-04-22 20:12

Kenya has appealed to donors after its plan to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp and send Somalis back home ran into funding problems, reports say.

Shabaab claims Somali restaurant attack

2015-04-21 18:45

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu which killed at least 10 people.

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