Ethiopia sentences 2 accused al-Shabaab members to prison

2017-04-29 12:02

Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabaab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison.

Al-Shabaab vows 'doubled response' to US move in Somalia

2017-04-12 14:51

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab claims that its escalation of deadly attacks is in "doubled response" to President Donald Trump's approval of expanded US military efforts against it, an organization that monitors extremist groups says.

Somali president declares new war on al-Shabaab, offers amnesty

2017-04-07 08:12

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared war against al-Shabaab extremists, offering amnesty to militants who surrendered within 60 days and warning the rest would "face the consequences".

More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians

2017-04-01 21:24

President Donald Trump's approval of greater US military authority to pursue al-Qaeda-linked extremists in Somalia will put civilians further at risk, experts say, especially as drought displaces thousands of people in areas that now will be considered a war zone.

Kenya arrests 3 alleged human traffickers for Islamic State

2017-03-30 20:46

A Kenya police official says they have arrested three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group.

Car bomb near Somalia's presidential palace kills 5: Police

2017-03-21 21:33

Police in Somalia say a car bomb has exploded at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least five people.

Car bomb blast kills 6 near hotel in Somalia's capital

2017-03-13 18:34

A suicide car bomber detonated near a hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least six people and injuring four others, says police.

At least 57 al-Shabaab extremists killed in Somalia assault

2017-03-02 21:30

At least 57 members of the al-Shabaab extremist group were killed on Thursday as African Union and Somali forces attacked one of its camps, the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia has announced.

Kenya: Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footage

2017-02-23 17:11

A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack at the Westgate mall.

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

2017-02-22 15:15

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been inaugurated while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation.


Kenyan army: 52 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

2017-04-22 13:02

Kenya's military has said it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia.

Mogadishu mortar attack kills 3 family members: official

2017-04-07 13:09

At least three people belonging to the same family were killed and three others wounded when mortar shells landed on their home in Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses have said.

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

2017-04-06 17:24

Somalia's new president has declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabaab extremists.

Gunmen kidnap Somali journalist outside capital: Editor

2017-04-01 19:29

An editor in Somalia says gunmen have kidnapped a local journalist on the outskirts of the capital.

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

2017-03-24 18:31

A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew

2017-03-15 21:01

Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker have tearfully pleaded for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.

Somalia: Media worker wounded in car bomb blast in capital

2017-03-12 16:58

A journalist says a technician with his television station has been wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

2017-02-26 21:00

US officials say the Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

2017-02-23 16:01

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

2 dead as al-Shabab claims mortar attack near Somalia palace

2017-02-16 20:28

Two civilians have been killed in an al-Shabaab mortar attack outside Somalia's presidential palace during a handover ceremony for the country's new leader, says the police, a sign of the enormous challenges facing the man who has promised his government will make security a priority.

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