Africa

What you need to know about Africa's refugees

The second largest number of refugees in the world are in sub-Saharan Africa with almost 6.6 million displaced people.

What you need to know about Africa's refugees

Somalia

Somalia's capital Mogadishu hit by deadly car bomb

Blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others, says police official.

Al-Shabab

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia

The attack has been claimed by al-Shabab, the armed group fighting the Somali government for control of the country.

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia

Somalia

US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Friday's attack was the 10th this year in the Horn of Africa country carried out by the US army.

US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Al-Shabab

US army says at least 24 al-Shabab members killed in air strike

The strike took place on a camp near Shebeeley, Hiran in central Somalia, US Africa Command said.

US army says at least 24 al-Shabab members killed in air strike

Reporter's Notebook

Kenyan leaders face a new dilemma in fighting al-Shabab

With the armed group recruiting Kenyan nationals to carry out attacks in their own country, the tactics must be reevaluated.

Kenya's leaders face a new dilemma in fighting al-Shabab

Africa

US has increased military intervention against al-Shabab

Since 2017, the US military has stepped up air raids against the group in Somalia, carrying out 47 attacks last year.

Kenya

Kenyans face up to 'homegrown' threat after hotel attack

In previous al-Shabab attacks, the perpetrators were often Somali; in the Nairobi hotel siege, many were Kenyan.

Kenyans face up to 'homegrown' threat after hotel attack

Al-Shabab

Kenya hotel attack: 'Painful and traumatising'

Survivors describe the al-Shabab attack on a hotel and office complex that killed 21 people.

Kenya hotel attack: 'Painful and traumatising'

Africa

52 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air attack: US military

The strike was in response to a raid near Kismayo earlier on Saturday, which left eight Somali soldiers dead.

Inside Story

Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?

Nairobi hotel attack, that killed 21 people, raised concerns about security situation in Kenya.

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