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.

100s of shoppers throng Kenya’s Westgate mall

2015-07-18 18:08

Hundreds of shoppers have thronged the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital , Nairobi, to witness its reopening, nearly two years after a terrorist attack there left at least 67 people dead.

Shabaab outlines plans for East Africa terror expansion

2015-07-17 17:56

The leader of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab rebels has issued an Eid message calling for a wave of new recruits in order to “lift the pain of Muslims” across East Africa.

2 al-Shabaab commanders reportedly killed in airstrike

2015-07-16 15:51

Two senior commanders of the Islamist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia are dead after an airstrike, intelligence sources say.


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.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

2015-07-18 11:40

Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall has reopened for business, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Garissa mastermind killed in US drone strike

2015-07-16 15:51

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed four senior members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebaab, including the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre in Kenya in April.

Explosion destroys vehicle in militant stronghold in Somalia

2015-07-16 11:05

A drone strike in south-central Somalia, a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group al-Shabaab, has destroyed a vehicle belonging to the militants, residents and officials say.

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