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

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

Memorial held for victims of al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

Hundreds attend service honoring some of the victims of 18-hour siege on a Nairobi hotel and office complex.

Memorial held for victims of al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

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.

Kenya

Kenya to arm private security guards after al-Shabab attack

Move follows attack on hotel complex in Nairobi that lasted 18 hours and left 21 people, excluding attackers, dead.

Kenya

Kenya court orders five suspects held over Nairobi attack

Court grants prosecutor request to hold Canadian national and four Kenyans for 30 days as investigation continues.

Kenya court orders five suspects held over Nairobi attack

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?

Kenya

Kenya attack: All accounted for in al-Shabab hotel raid

Information minister says Kenyan forces 'swift' in ending the 20-hour siege that killed at least 21 people.

Kenya attack: All accounted for in al-Shabab hotel raid

Kenya

Kenya attack death toll rises to 21 as suspects hunted down

More than 700 people were rescued after the hotel complex was attacked, but dozens remain unaccounted for.

Kenya attack death toll rises to 21 as suspects hunted down

Social media

NYT faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Newspaper's use of graphic images of victims sparks online fury and allegations of disrespectful and biased reporting.

New York Times faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage