African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

Residents gather near the scene of a massacre by  gunmen in the coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni. Photograph: Joseph Okanga/Reuters

Somali-linked Islamist militants killed at least eight people in a second night of attacks on Kenya’s coast, after a raid on the town of Mpeketoni le(...)

Security forces search for gunmen at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya last September. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Four people have been charged over the terrorist attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya, which killed 67 people.Charges against the four Somali nationals in(...)

Film review: Captain Phillips

Ever since Paul Greengrass emerged as a feature director with Bloody Sunday and The Bourne Supremacy, we have enjoyed making jokes about seasicknes(...)

Demonstrators protest against the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby, outside the Woolwich barracks in southeast London yesterday. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters.

Three men who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby have been released (...)