US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

2017-09-13 19:45

The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military has said, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation.

4 Somali soldiers killed in attack by Islamic extremists

2017-09-11 20:32

A Somali military official says Islamic extremist fighters killed 4 soldiers and briefly took a town near the border with Kenya.

4 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia restaurant, police say

2017-09-09 11:01

A Somali police officer says four people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Baidoa town in southwestern Somalia.

US says airstrike kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2017-09-06 18:00

The US military says it has killed three members of the al-Shabaab extremist group with a "precision airstrike" in Somalia.

Somalia peacekeeping mission gets renewed, with some trims

2017-08-30 21:20

The African Union-led multinational peacekeeping force in Somalia is being trimmed slightly by the end of the year as it heads toward planned withdrawal from the country by 2020

10 civilians, including kids, dead in US-backed Somalia raid

2017-08-26 17:07

Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor has said, as the US military confirmed it supported a counter-terror operation in the area and said it would look into the allegations.

US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

2017-08-17 21:01

The US military says it has killed seven al-Shabaab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

2017-08-08 21:20

Below are key dates since post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008 left more than 1 100 people dead, the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963:

At least 2 killed in car bomb blast in Somalia's capital

2017-08-05 11:00

At least two people were killed in an apparent car bomb blast on a major street in Somalia's capital evening, says police, just hours after the US military confirmed that a recent airstrike had killed a high-level al-Shabaab extremist commander blamed for deadly attacks in Mogadishu.

Kenya: Suspected al-Shabaab attack on police station kills 1

2017-08-04 10:30

Officials say a policeman has been killed after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a police station in the northern Kenya county of Mandera


Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Grace, Egypt

2017-09-12 08:37

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have launched a scathing attack on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe Grace Mugabe says 'a drunk, unhinged' Gabriella Engels attacked her with a knife.

Suicide bomber hits central Somalia town, kills 4

2017-09-10 17:57

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up near a government office in a central Somali town, killing at least 4 people

UN study: Young African extremists are deprived and jobless

2017-09-08 06:06

A UN study based on interviews with nearly 500 African recruits to extremist groups says the majority are poor, marginalised and finally tipped into joining because of perceived government violence or abuse of power.

2 killed in extremist attack in Kenya's south, police say

2017-09-01 06:05

Kenyan officials say two people have been killed and three badly wounded in separate attacks in coastal Lamu County.

Elders protest after Somali troops kill 'jihadists'

2017-08-26 18:59

Somali officials have said they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children.

Somalia official says 10 civilians killed in joint raid

2017-08-25 20:10

Ten civilians, including a child, are dead after a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor says as officials displayed victims' bloodied bodies in the capital.

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

Power restored to Lamu County after sabotage

2017-08-08 08:32

Electricity has been restored in Lamu County, Kenya after sabotage by suspected Islamic extremists knocked out power to an estimated 100 000 people

US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabaab commander in Somalia

2017-08-04 18:22

The US military has confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabaab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation.

Kenya official: 3 killed in suspected al-Shabaab attack

2017-08-02 21:22

Suspected al-Shabaab extremists attacked vehicles in Kenya's coastal county of Lamu and killed three people just days before national elections are held, officials have said.

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