Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

At least 12 soldiers killed after al-Qaeda-linked group deploys a suicide bomber in a vehicle and dozens of fighters.

Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

Al-Shabab

'I sent my son to school. They killed him a day later'

Al-Shabab attacks on Kenyan schools have bred fear among teachers, parents and pupils.

Victims of al-Shabab school attacks share their stories

Al-Shabab

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Four killed in blast claimed by al-Shabab that apparently targeted Turkish engineers working on a road near Mogadishu.

Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

Kenya

A year after Dusit attack, grief and pain still linger

Survivors struggle to move past trauma of al-Shabab siege on hotel and office complex in Nairobi that killed 21 people.

A year after DusitD2 attack, grief and pain still linger

Africa

Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several students killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Kenya

US soldier, contractors killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenya base

Two more members of the US Department of Defence wounded in the raid on base used by US and Kenyan troops.

Africa

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts.

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Somalia

Somalia hotel attack: Security forces kill 5 al-Shabab fighters

Security officers initially mistook gunmen for police colleagues until they began shooting and throwing grenades.

Somalia hotel attack: Security forces kill 5 al-Shabab fighters

Kenya

At least 10 killed in Kenya bus attack claimed by al-Shabab

Seven police officers among the dead after gunmen attacked a bus in northeast Kenya, local media reported.

At least 10 killed in Kenya bus attack claimed by al-Shabab

Africa

Somalia strikes: Amnesty says US behind civilian deaths

US air raids targeting al-Shabab are killing a growing number of civilians, rights groups say.

Africa

Somalia security meeting: Delegates discuss AU troop withdrawal

Meeting to discuss security roadmap in the run-up to 2020 elections marred by two recent al-Shabab attacks.

Somalia

US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked in Somalia

Al-Shabab group claims responsibility for attack on US base in Baledogle while Italy confirms convoy hit by blast.

US special forces base, Italian army convoy attacked in Somalia

Africa

Fighting al-Shabab: US trains elite Somali forces

Somali government officials say this elite force is comprised of soldiers from almost all of Somalia's tribes and clans.

Somalia

Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base; casualties reported

Government-run base in Awdheegle, in Lower Shabelle region, hit by car bombs and gunfire.

Al-Shabab attacks Somali military base; casualties reported

AJ IMPACT

Show of resilience as attacked hotel reopens in Nairobi

January 15 attack on Kenyan hotel complex by al-Shabab-linked gunmen killed 21 people and wounded many others.

Show of resilience as attacked hotel reopens in Nairobi