US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018-07-31 16:11

The US military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armoured vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the US Africa Command says.

Shabaab attacks military base in southern Somalia: army

2018-07-23 16:42

Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a military base in southern Somalia, leaving several dead, a local army official and witnesses say.

Shabaab claims twin car blasts near Somali presidency

2018-07-14 19:36

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility gunshots were exchanged outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu in an attack in which two car bombs were also detonated.

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.


UN delays drawdown of Somalia peacekeeping force

2018-07-30 21:52

The UN Security Council has delayed a plan to draw down the peacekeeping mission in Somalia after finding that Somali security forces were not sufficiently trained to take over from the exiting forces.

Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

2018-07-15 15:44

Uganda has heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

2018-07-14 16:00

Somali security forces have shot dead three extremists and foiled an attempted al-Shabaab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding

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.

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