US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabaab associate

2017-07-26 21:07

The US military says a mission in Somalia has detained a suspected associate of the al-Shabaab extremist group who once lived in the United States.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

Kenya: 3 policemen killed as Islamic militants attack town

2017-07-05 20:30

Kenyan police officials say three police officers were killed and seven others wounded as gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab militants attacked Pandaguo center, Lamu County.

20 000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says

2017-06-29 16:10

An aid group says than 20 000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

Suicide blast in Somalia's capital targets police station

2017-06-22 15:05

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.

Somali officer sentenced to death over minister's murder

2017-06-19 18:38

A Somali military court has sentenced a naval officer to death for shooting dead the minister of public works in what the defense argued was an accident.

US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

2017-06-11 21:40

US military says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that targeted and killed 8 al-Shabaab extremists.

Soldiers clash with Islamists in Somalia's Puntland region

2017-06-08 19:02

A dawn raid by jihadists on a military camp in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region left at least 10 soldiers dead, security officials have said.

4 aid workers killed in Kenya when vehicle runs over mine

2017-06-06 21:06

A Kenyan government official says four Kenyan aid workers have died after their vehicle hit a mine near the Dadaab refugee camp in the eastern county of Garissa.


Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangiria, Lesotho

2017-07-24 19:17

President Robert Mugabe has appealed to Zimbabweans living abroad to return home and help revive the economy, and Somalia's al-Shabaab has called President Donald Trump "a brainless billionaire".

Al-Shabaab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

2017-07-08 14:39

Kenyan officials say al-Shabaab extremists from neighbouring Somalia have beheaded nine civilians in an attack on a village in the southeast.

Kenya: Policeman detained in probe over alleged extremism

2017-07-03 19:23

A Kenyan court has ordered a police officer detained for 30 days while he is investigated for Facebook posts that are alleged to support Islamic extremism.

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

2017-06-23 15:33

Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia.

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 16:01

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, says police.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

2017-06-20 16:10

Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabaab quickly claims responsibility.

Somalia restaurant attack death toll rises, at least 31 dead

2017-06-15 16:00

At least 31 people are dead after the overnight siege of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists, ended on Thursday morning by security forces with all five attackers killed.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon

2017-06-11 20:22

US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces against Al-Shabaab approximately 300km southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabaab attack on Somalia military base

2017-06-08 16:36

Heavily armed al-Shabaab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people, say officials.

Shabaab kills 5 Kenyan police in third bombing

2017-05-25 19:15

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.

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