Al Shabaab

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Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

People gather on Lido beach in Mogadishu in 2013. File Photograph: Omar Faruk/Reuters

Al Shabaab militants attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb and a gunfight was still ongoing, police and the insurgent g(...)

Somali forces carry their ammunitions during a security patrol against Islamist al-Shabaab militants in Bulagaduud, Somalia. Photograph: Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters

Al-Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission (...)

A man injured during an attack on a residential complex in Soko Mbuzi village of Mandera town at the Kenya-Somalia border is wheeled on a stretcher as he arrives at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Photograph: Reuters

Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, officials said, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya that the(...)