Policeman killed in al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

2014-11-29 22:38

A Kenyan policeman has been shot dead and another seriously wounded in a new attack by suspected al-Shebaab militants in northeastern Kenya, police say.

US: Uganda foils imminent Shebaab attack

2014-09-13 20:20

Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked al-Shebaab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack", the US embassy says.

Al-Shebaab militants claim attack on Kenya bus

2014-07-19 10:59

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle on Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom

2013-12-12 11:16

Kenyans are marking half a century independence from UK, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption.

Ethiopia troops pull out from Somali city

2013-07-19 09:32

Ethiopian troops who entered Somalia to help fight al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents have begun their withdrawal from the key central city of Baidoa, the foreign ministry says.

Shabaab: Still deadly despite divisions

2013-07-04 14:46

Despite infighting by Somalia's Shabaab fighters, analysts warn the extremist group are far from defeated.

Grenade attack kills one in Somali port

2012-10-31 18:11

Militants have hurled a grenade in a busy market in the Somali port city and former Islamist bastion of Kismayo, killing one and wounding at least four others, officials say.

Kenya vows air strikes on Shebaab towns

2011-12-17 12:35

Kenyan troops battling Shebaab insurgents in southern Somalia have vowed to carry out air strikes deeper into rebel-held territory.

US 'horrified' by Somali girls' execution

2010-10-30 22:01

The US has voiced horror at the executions of two girls by Somalia's Shebab, saying it showed the group's disregard for the nation's people.

Somalia becoming al-Qaeda base

2010-09-26 17:40

The head of Somalia's weakened transitional government has accused Islamist insurgents of seeking to turn the war-stricken country into a base for al-Qaeda.

Shebaab warns African countries

2010-07-29 14:17

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked group has warned African countries against plans to send additional troops to the war-ravaged country, saying they would be “annihilated”.

Annihilate Shebaab - Ethiopia

2010-07-15 21:14

Somalia's al-Qaeda-inspired Shebaab, who claimed responsibility for deadly bombings in Uganda, should be "annihilated", says Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.


Finland charges four with funding al-Shebaab

2014-09-17 21:09

Finland has accused four people of financing Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab rebels, the authorities say.

Somalia's Shebaab rebels appoint new leader

2014-09-06 22:31

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebaab militants have announced the appointment of a successor to their former leader who was killed in a US air strike.

At least 27 wounded in twin Nairobi bus bombings

2014-05-04 19:27

Bomb attacks against two buses along a busy highway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have left at least 27 people wounded, some with serious injuries, police say.

'White widow' not in Kenya CCTV footage

2013-10-05 14:08

No female attackers are seen in security camera footage of gunmen massacring people in Kenya's Westgate Mall, apparently confirming claims that the so-called "white widow" was not involved.

Congo in 'heavy fighting' with 2 militias

2013-07-16 12:48

Heavy fighting is taking place between the Congolese army and two militias in the eastern Congo, officials have confirmed, as security in the volatile region has again deteriorated.

1 killed in blast at Somali parliament

2012-11-07 17:08

A strong blast has rocked Somalia's parliament and at least one person has been killed.

Gunmen kill Kenyan policeman in ambush

2012-10-31 16:33

Gunmen have killed a Kenyan policeman and wounded another in an ambush in the restive north-eastern Garissa region, the latest in a string of attacks near the border with Somalia.

Kenya deports human rights investigator

2011-05-11 20:08

A Kenyan official says a British human rights investigator looking into the illegal deportations and detentions of terror suspects from Kenya to Uganda has herself been deported.

Somalia group parades body in Mogadishu

2010-10-24 18:44

Fighters from Somalia's al-Shebaab have paraded the body of a soldier believed to belong to an African force in the streets of Mogadishu.

Shebaab calls for attacks on embassies

2010-07-30 12:42

Somalia’s Qaeda-linked Shebaab militants have called for worldwide attacks on the embassies of Uganda and Burundi, whose troops make up a large AU force in Somalia.

12 dead in Mogadishu fighting

2010-07-28 11:41

Twelve civilians have died and 43 others injured in fierce fighting between government forces and insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say.

Shebaab commander executed

2010-01-10 21:01

A pro-government militia in Somalia have executed a commander from the al Shebaab rebel group in public, ramping up the stakes in battles for central regions of the failed Horn of Africa state.

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