Five Kenyan soldiers killed in roadside blast

2018-08-08 20:32

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.

US says air strike kills 12 militants in Somalia

2018-06-02 12:11

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

Two car bombings strike Somalia capital

2018-02-23 20:34

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.

US drones 'wiping out' Shabaab in Somalia: AU mission head

2018-01-27 16:00

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.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

2017-12-14 15:30

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 strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

2017-11-22 15:42

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials have said.

The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

2017-10-19 06:11

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300.

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Shabaab attack

2017-09-11 17:43

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.

Thousands attend first Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

2017-09-09 14:56

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 'hacked to death' in Kenya attack claimed by Shabaab

2017-08-18 20:33

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.


Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing

2018-06-17 20:00

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.

Uganda blames Somalia for deadly Mogadishu shoot-out

2018-02-26 19:29

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.

Somalia appoints new police, intelligence chiefs

2018-02-19 21:26

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim farm grabbers, Mugabe, al-Shabaab

2017-12-15 08:38

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.

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

2017-12-02 15:06

As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

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

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

2017-10-18 05:58

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.

Forgetting Westgate: how Kenya erases terrorism

2017-09-09 14:56

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.

First Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

2017-09-09 07:27

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 Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush

2017-08-16 08:42

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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