Kenya to close Dadaab, world's biggest refugee camp

2016-05-11 16:58

Kenya's interior minister says the government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world's largest refugee camp.

Over 150 Shebaab fighters die in US drone strike

2016-03-07 20:04

A US drone strike on a Shebaab training camp in Somalia over the weekend killed more than 150 fighters who were planning a "large-scale" attack, the Pentagon says.

Blast on Somalia airliner points to bomb: pilot, expert

2016-02-03 19:31

A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, was probably caused by a bomb, aviation experts and the pilot who landed it safely say.

Senior Shabaab leader surrenders in Somalia

2014-12-27 16:21

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab, who had a $3m bounty on his head, has surrendered in Somalia.

Finland charges four with funding al-Shebaab

2014-09-17 21:09

Finland has accused four people of financing Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab rebels, the authorities say.

Somalia's Shebaab rebels appoint new leader

2014-09-06 22:31

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebaab militants have announced the appointment of a successor to their former leader who was killed in a US air strike.

At least 27 wounded in twin Nairobi bus bombings

2014-05-04 19:27

Bomb attacks against two buses along a busy highway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have left at least 27 people wounded, some with serious injuries, police say.

'White widow' not in Kenya CCTV footage

2013-10-05 14:08

No female attackers are seen in security camera footage of gunmen massacring people in Kenya's Westgate Mall, apparently confirming claims that the so-called "white widow" was not involved.

Congo in 'heavy fighting' with 2 militias

2013-07-16 12:48

Heavy fighting is taking place between the Congolese army and two militias in the eastern Congo, officials have confirmed, as security in the volatile region has again deteriorated.

1 killed in blast at Somali parliament

2012-11-07 17:08

A strong blast has rocked Somalia's parliament and at least one person has been killed.


Kenya army says killed 34 Shebaab in Somalia

2016-03-20 16:23

The Kenyan military says it has killed 34 Islamic insurgents in two separate battles in neighbouring Somalia.

14 dead as Shabaab gunmen attack Somali hotel

2016-02-26 23:13

Gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital in an attack that left at least 14 people dead, police say.

Somali MPs must face the justice of Allah - Al-Shabaab

2015-02-09 12:31

Al-shabaab spokesperson Sheikh Abdul Aziz Abu Musab has warned Somali MPs that they are ‘legitimate targets’ to be killed or captured, following the latest killing of a Somali lawmaker.

Policeman killed in al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

2014-11-29 22:38

A Kenyan policeman has been shot dead and another seriously wounded in a new attack by suspected al-Shebaab militants in northeastern Kenya, police say.

US: Uganda foils imminent Shebaab attack

2014-09-13 20:20

Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked al-Shebaab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack", the US embassy says.

Al-Shebaab militants claim attack on Kenya bus

2014-07-19 10:59

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle on Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom

2013-12-12 11:16

Kenyans are marking half a century independence from UK, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption.

Ethiopia troops pull out from Somali city

2013-07-19 09:32

Ethiopian troops who entered Somalia to help fight al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents have begun their withdrawal from the key central city of Baidoa, the foreign ministry says.

Shabaab: Still deadly despite divisions

2013-07-04 14:46

Despite infighting by Somalia's Shabaab fighters, analysts warn the extremist group are far from defeated.

Grenade attack kills one in Somali port

2012-10-31 18:11

Militants have hurled a grenade in a busy market in the Somali port city and former Islamist bastion of Kismayo, killing one and wounding at least four others, officials say.

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