Africa

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out more than 20 attacks in Kenya in the past five years.

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

War & Conflict

Major al-Shabab attacks targeting Kenya

Here's a list of deadly attacks carried out by the armed group against Kenya and its military installations.

Major al-Shabab attacks targeting Kenya

Kenya

Kenya's new security conundrum after ousting al-Shabab

For many Kenyans pushing al-Shabab back into Somalia has given way to unforeseen threats closer to home.

Kenya's new security conundrum after ousting al-Shabab

Somalia

Somalia orders UN envoy to leave country

UN official Nicholas Haysom accused of interfering in national sovereignty, as officials declare him persona non-grata.

Somalia orders UN envoy to leave country

Somalia

Mastermind of al-Shabab bombings executed in Somalia

Abdikadir Abukar executed for killing of 26 people in bombings in Mogadishu in 2017, prosecutor says.

Somalia: Mastermind of al-Shabab bombings executed

Somalia

Somalia: Deadly blasts rock Mogadishu near presidential palace

First explosion took place at a checkpoint near the national theatre causing widespread destruction.

Somalia: Deadly blasts rock Mogadishu near presidential palace

Somalia

62 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air raids: US army

Dozens of al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed in six air strikes carried out over the weekend, preventing a major attack.

62 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air raids: US army

Somalia

Eritrean leader seeks closer ties in visit to Somalia

The two nations agreed to restore ties in July, ending 15 years of hostilities in the volatile region.

Somalia

US reopens 'permanent diplomatic mission' in Somalia

Washington announces opening of its diplomatic facility nearly three decades after it closed its embassy in Mogadishu.

US reopens 'permanent diplomatic mission' in Somalia

Somalia

US attack 'kills nine al-Shabab fighters' in Somalia

Washington says it carried out an air raid west of the Somali capital, Mogadishu killing nine fighters.

Somalia: US military says attack kills nine al-Shabab fighters

Radicalised Youth

Daughters of al-Shabab

What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?

Somalia

Al-Shabab gunmen attack religious centre in Somalia

Fighters of armed group storm religious centre in Galkayo city, killing controversial scholar and 14 others.

Somalia: Sufi scholar, followers killed in al-Shabab attack

United States

US air raids 'kill six al-Shabab fighters' in Somalia

Two new US raids killed six fighters and destroyed a weapons cache near Harardere, the US military says.

US air strikes target al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Kenya

Gunmen abduct Italian woman in Kenya, shoot children

Men with assault rifles open fire in coastal county of Kilifi, kidnapping 23-year-old NGO worker, shooting children.

Kenya: Gunmen kidnap Italian woman, shoot children in Kilifi

Somalia

US army says Somalia air raids target al-Shabab, kill 37 fighters

The two air strikes on Monday took place near Debatscile, the US Africa Command says.

US army says Somalia air raids target al-Shabab, kill 37 fighters