Gunmen kidnap Italian woman, 23, in Kenya

2018-11-21 10:00

Kenya's police chief says gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast.

Thousands in Somali capital march in defiance after attack

2017-10-18 14:30

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Somalia's capital in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack.

2 women convicted of raising money online for Shabaab

2016-10-26 12:09

Two women who helped raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabaab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organisation.

At least 12 killed as Shabaab attack Somalia hotel

2015-11-01 11:24

At least 12 people have been killed in the Somali capital after al-Shabaab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast their way inside a hotel, police say.

Kenya says kills Shabaab commander

2015-06-15 10:07

Kenya’s army says it killed a regional commander from Somalia’s al-Shabaab group, and possibly also a Briton who joined the militants, in fighting over the weekend.

Somali kids at doorstep of death

2014-02-25 18:13

Due to donor fatigue 50 000 Somali children are at the doorstep of death.


Suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital kills at least 3

2018-09-02 13:06

At least three people have been killed, including a child, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the compound of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, police say.

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa

2017-09-22 14:42

Historically low rainfalls have led to severe droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. But various solutions exist to mitigate the social and economic impact, writes The Conversation.

Briton freed by Kenya police after terror arrest

2016-10-13 20:00

A British national and two women of Somali origin arrested in Kenya on suspicion of recruiting for the Shabaab militant group have been released, police say.

Al-Shabaab attack on Somali military base kills 10

2015-09-18 14:01

At least 10 people have been killed after al-Shabaab fighters attacked a Somali military base, a military commander says.

Somali deputy PM wounded in hotel suicide bombings

2015-02-20 18:15

Somalia’s deputy prime minister is among some officials who were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel near the presidential palace in the capital, police say.

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