US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabaab fighters

2019-02-10 18:16

The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.

Somalia killings: Dubai port boss shot, 9 others killed in bomb blast

2019-02-04 14:30

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants have shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others.

Uganda seeks return of 'extremist' suspects from Mozambique

2019-01-31 21:16

Ugandan authorities have said they were planning to seek the extradition of six suspected Islamist extremists being held in Mozambique.

Kenya says New Zealander arrested in crackdown on extremism

2019-01-31 17:55

Kenya's interior minister says a man with two New Zealand passports is among 10 people arrested over suspected links with extremism.

Police: 1 injured in explosion near cinema in Kenya capital

2019-01-27 07:10

A police officer in Kenya says an explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of the capital, injuring one person

US no longer announcing deaths, damage in Somalia airstrikes

2019-01-25 11:32

The US military says it has carried out two new airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabaab extremist group but will no longer give details on fighters killed or damage done.

Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-17 20:29

Kenyan authorities arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the deadly extremist attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 11, police have said.

UPDATE: Father of American killed in Kenya speaks out

2019-01-16 19:11

The father of the American killed in the attack in Kenya's capital says his son worked in the complex and often ate at a cafe in the luxury hotel targeted by the gunmen.

Top Africa stories: Kenya hotel attack, Zim fuel protests

2019-01-16 07:07

Somali terror group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi, and Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires over fuel hikes.

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

2018-12-17 16:00

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels


15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

2019-02-09 12:39

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.

7 killed in car bomb blast near a mall in Somalia

2019-02-04 12:57

A Somali police officer says at least seven dead people died in a powerful car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital.

US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2019-01-31 19:14

The United States military has said it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.

2 killed, 5 wounded in blast at Mogadishu gas station

2019-01-29 20:05

The deputy mayor of Somalia's capital says two people were killed and five wounded in an explosion at a gas station.

Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack

2019-01-25 11:32

Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

2019-01-23 14:25

Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week.

UPDATE: Aid group IDs British victim in Kenya attack

2019-01-16 21:12

The British aid group Gatsby says its Africa programs director is among those killed in the attack in Kenya's capital.

Kenya opposition leader slams hotel attackers

2019-01-16 17:00

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says "divisions are what terrorists thrive on" and is appealing for unity following the deadly attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi

Death toll rises to 26 in weekend blasts in Somalia capital

2018-12-24 17:00

Police and hospital sources in Somalia say the death toll has risen to 26 from Saturday's twin bombings in the capital, Mogadishu

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

2018-12-17 07:33

Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister has said

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