Deadly attacks by shadowy band of young Muslims leave Mozambique shaken

2018-06-11 15:29

Deadly attacks by a shadowy band of young Muslims in an energy-rich province of Mozambique have intensified worries that Islamic extremism has found a beachhead in southern Africa.

US soldier killed, 4 more wounded in Somalia attack

2018-06-09 10:03

An American special operations soldier has been killed in an attack in southern Somalia that also wounded four US military personnel along with a Somali soldier, a US defence official says.

UN warns that Somalia's political unity at risk

2018-06-08 08:13

The UN Security Council is warning that "internal and external pressures risk undermining Somalia's political unity" and is expressing serious concern at the ongoing threats posed by the al-Shabaab Islamic extremist group.

US, Somali raid on al-Shabaab seizes 3 commanders: Officials

2018-05-11 13:02

Somali intelligence officials say US and Somali commandos have seized three men thought to be commanders with the al-Shabaab extremist group during a deadly raid in a village in Lower Shabelle region.

Woman stoned to death in Somalia after al-Shabaab conviction

2018-05-09 18:58

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab says it has stoned to death a woman accused of marrying 11 men.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse in Somalia capital

2018-05-03 13:08

Armed men have abducted a German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross from a compound in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the aid group says.

Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot

2018-03-17 14:22

A Kenyan court is allowing police to continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: HRW

2018-01-15 17:13

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children for "indoctrination and military training", Human Rights Watch says.

1 killed as Somali, Kenyan troops clash in border town

2018-01-12 11:30

A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town.

US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

2017-12-14 12:33

The head of US Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.


US military: 4 soldiers wounded in Somalia treated, in Kenya

2018-06-09 16:32

Four US service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military says.

'Stop brutal killing spree by armed group,' Mozambique told

2018-06-08 10:00

Mozambican authorities must take immediate steps to end a killing spree in the Cabo Delgado Province where at least 37 people have been brutally killed by a group known as al-Shabaab in the past two weeks, Amnesty International has said.

US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-06-05 11:38

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists.

At least 11 killed in Somalia market explosion: security official

2018-05-10 11:17

At least 11 people have been killed in an explosion in a busy market in a small Somali city north of Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses say.

4 killed in suspected Shabaab attack in northern Kenya

2018-05-04 18:00

Four people were killed in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, which borders Somalia, police have said, in an attack blamed on Islamist group Al-Shabaab.

Teachers flee, schools close in Kenya with al-Shabab attacks

2018-05-03 12:01

Deadly attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group targeting non-Muslim teachers in Kenya have caused hundreds of schools near the Somali border to shut down as teachers flee for their lives.

Extremists 'kill' 5 police officers in Kenya

2018-03-02 15:30

A Kenyan official says five police officers have been killed in a suspected extremist attack in the country's northern Mandera County.

Kenya says 1 killed as suspected al-Shabaab attack convoy

2018-01-14 19:46

Kenyan officials says a civilian has been killed and several policemen have been wounded after suspected members of the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab attacked a convoy of vehicles.

Somalis on US deportation flight shackled for days: Lawsuit

2017-12-20 11:15

A class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says 92 Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days, some urinating on themselves, during a botched US deportation attempt.

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Somali police academy, police say

2017-12-14 11:30

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital, police say.

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