Al-Shabaab recruiting orphans aged 3-15 - Kenyan police

2016-02-12 14:19

Kenyan police have reportedly revealed that the militant group, al-Shabaab, is recruiting minors at a Mombasa children's home.

Kenya honours troops slain in Somalia

2016-01-27 23:22

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has lead an interfaith service honouring Kenyan soldiers killed while on peacekeeping duty in Somalia.

Shabaab used 3 bombs in AU base attack

2016-01-21 22:44

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants attacked Kenyan peacekeepers in Somalia last week with three powerful bombs.

Al-Shabaab attacks AU base in Somalia, dozens killed

2016-01-15 10:59

Heavily armed fighters from the al-Shabaab group launch co-ordinated assault on the base in the town of El-Ade.

Kenyan policemen killed in ambush - Red Cross

2015-12-27 14:39

Gunmen have killed two Kenyan policemen and wounded two others, the latest in a string of killings in the troubled far northeast of the country.

Deadly attack targets Somalia's capital

2015-12-19 18:30

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for an attack on a street close to hotels and supermarkets in Mogadishu.

Grenade attack on Ethiopia mosque injures many

2015-12-11 21:36

A grenade attack during evening prayers wounded 24 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

Mastermind of Kenya university attack surrenders

2015-12-07 22:28

A US born Islamic insurgent, who is believed to be one of the masterminds behind a terror attack on a Kenyan university earlier this year has surrendered.

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.


Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections

2016-01-29 05:21

A UN envoy says Somalia's Cabinet has agreed on a model for elections later this year.

Kenyan troops pull out of Somali town after deadly attack

2016-01-26 17:50

Residents say Kenyan peacekeepers have pulled out of a town in southwestern Somalia where Islamic extremists killed Kenyan troops earlier this month

Shabaab claims capturing Kenyan soldiers

2016-01-17 16:27

The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab says it captured some Kenyan soldiers during its attack on a base of AU peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia.

Al-Shabaab takes village in Somalia

2016-01-04 16:56

Al-Shabaab has taken a village in southern Somalia following an attack on a military base that killed at least 10 people, officials and witnesses say.

Kenya bomb explodes while being planted

2015-12-26 20:54

A Kenyan police official says an Islamic extremist died in Kenya's north when a roadside bomb he was planting exploded.

Kenya offcial: 1 soldier dies, 2 wounded by Islamic rebels

2015-12-14 09:50

A Kenyan official says Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents al-Shabaab have ambushed an army truck killing one soldier and wounding two.

Pentagon says airstrike killed terror leader in Somalia

2015-12-08 10:04

A Pentagon official says the US killed a senior leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia.

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.

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