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.

Smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

2017-08-10 19:21

Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead.

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia 'deliberately drowned' by smuggler off Yemen

2017-08-10 10:02

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been "deliberately drowned" after a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast.

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.

US military: Drone strike kills al-Shabaab fighter in Somalia

2017-07-31 19:29

The US military says it has carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabaab extremist group.

Al-Shabaab attack on AU convoy kills 8 in Somalia

2017-07-31 12:03

Fighters with the al-Shabaab extremist group have ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer says.

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".

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.

US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabaab, kill several: Official

2017-07-14 11:30

US and Somali military forces have raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabaab fighters, a Somali intelligence official says.

US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

2017-07-09 13:25

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.


Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

2017-08-14 07:44

A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabaab, has surrendered to the government.

UN: 20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

2017-08-10 16:21

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations has warned.

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.

Al-Shabaab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike

2017-07-31 21:27

The US military says it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabaab extremist group, while Somalia's government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabaab commander responsible for several deadly bombings in the capital.

Uganda says al-Shabaab kills 12 soldiers in Somalia ambush

2017-07-31 15:31

Uganda's military says 12 of its soldiers have been killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in southern Somalia.

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 'a brainless billionaire', says Somalia's Shabaab in new video

2017-07-24 12:33

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group.

Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry

2017-07-18 06:17

Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day.

Five Kenyan forces killed in mission to free official

2017-07-14 10:12

Suspected Shabaab militants briefly kidnapped a Kenyan government official on Thursday and five security personnel were killed in an operation to rescue her, security sources said.

'We made it:' Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

2017-07-07 20:46

Somali man who lost leg to grenade blast feels lucky to be among last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in

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