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Five Kenyan soldiers were killed when their vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device in the eastern Lamu county, police sources have said.
A US air strike in Somalia killed 12 militants from the Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that launches regular attacks on targets in the African nation, the United States Africa Command has said
At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service has said.
Drone strikes by the United States military are "wiping out" Shabaab militants in Somalia, the head of the African Union mission in the country has told AFP in an interview.
A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief has said.
US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials have said.
Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300.
Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo, security sources have said.
Several thousand fans have watched the first night-time football match to be played in Mogadishu since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago, raucously backing their respective teams in what the mayor called a "historic"
Four people were hacked to death and their houses torched in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants in Kenya's coastal Lamu county, says police.
Five Kenyan police officers and three reservists were killed when their vehicle hit a homemade landmine in Wajir, northeast Kenya, a government official has said.
The Ugandan army has said its troops shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu after a military convoy carrying Uganda's commander came under friendly fire over the weekend.
The Somali government has announced it has appointed new police and intelligence chiefs, nearly four months after their predecessors were sacked following the deadliest ever terror attack in the war-torn nation.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has ordered land grabbers to vacate farms, and ex-president Robert Mugabe is set to miss the Zanu-PF's congress for the first time since 1963.
As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.
Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters
Somalia's allies have sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.
On the inside Nairobi's Westgate mall is a shiny shopping centre, all sparkling glass shop fronts, Bose-conveyed muzak and boutiques stuffed with expensive imports. On the outside it is a fortress.
Football fans in Mogadishu are preparing to cheer on their teams in the first night-time match since chaos descended on the Somali capital nearly three decades ago.
Five police officers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police have said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area.
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