9 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

Somalia's al-Shabab killed '180 Kenyan troops' in el-Ade

At least 180 Kenyan troops are killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia's president says.

Al-Shabab uses Trump in propaganda film

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases a propaganda video featuring footage of the US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump

Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in bus attack

A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses.

Suicide attack kills 8 in Somalia

At least eight people are killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

11 dead in Somali car bomb explosion

A car bomb has exploded outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.

10 killed in Somalia militant attack

Al-Shabab militants attacks a government complex in a busy area of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people.

Kenya mourns Garissa attack dead

Kenya has begun three days of mourning following the massacre of over 100 students by militant group al-Shabab.

April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015

Kenya Garissa students 'taken hostage' by al-Shabab

Gunmen have taken students hostage and killed at least 14 people at a university in north-eastern Kenya, aid workers and police say.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

'US drone kills al-Shabab leader in Somalia'

US defence department confirms that it has killed al-Shabab leader Adan Garar

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