Somalia's Shabaab claims it killed five foreign spies

2018-10-11 13:17

Somalia-based al-Shabaab jihadists have claimed to have executed five men they said said were spies working for for US, British ans Somalia intelligence services, a monitor that tracks extremists says.

Somalia says 'no' to al-Shabaab defector's run for office

2018-10-05 15:30

Somalia's government has issued a sharp "no" to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabaab defector for a regional presidency.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-10-02 12:56

The US military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabaab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces.

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabaab's threat grows

2018-09-21 13:15

Five years after al-Shabaab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital. analysts say the Somali-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

2018-09-05 20:06

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

PICS: After 7 years, AU quits base at Somali national stadium

2018-08-29 15:49

African Union troops have pulled out of their base in Somalia's national stadium, freeing up the venue for sporting events for the first time in years, an AFP correspondent said.

US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

2018-08-22 13:30

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists, killing two fighters.

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

 

Al-Shabaab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia

2018-10-10 10:17

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for US, British and Somalia intelligence agencies.

Five years after Westgate, al-Shabaab is weakened but not yet defeated

2018-10-03 15:03

It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and unleashed a coordinated attack that left 71 people dead.

Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital

2018-10-01 14:15

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has targeted a European Union military convoy carrying Italian military trainers in the Somali capital.

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

2018-09-10 12:31

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer says.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

5 Kenyan soldiers killed in roadside bombing in Lamu County

2018-08-29 14:25

A Kenyan military spokesperson says five Kenyan soldiers have been killed when a roadside bomb blew up the vehicle they were travelling in the country's southeast.

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.

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