Al Shabaab

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Asasey Hotel  in Kismayo, Somalia:  26  people, including Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband Farid Jama, were killed there in an attack by Al Shabaab. Photograph: AP

Somalia’s ministry of foreign affairs is to set up an award in honour of Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh, who returned to the Horn of Africa (...)

Rescue workers search victims of a blast  after two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Somalia’s government has fired two of the country’s most senior security officials in the wake of a new attack by Islamist militants which killed at l(...)

Somali soldiers stands on guard next to the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN’s office in Mogadishu. Photograph: AFP

Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, polic(...)

Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said.

Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, p(...)

The US military said it mounted an air strike using manned and drone aircraft (above) targeting a training camp run by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, about 120 miles north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 150 people were killed in a US air strike on a Somali jihadist camp at the weekend, the Pentagon said on Monday. The US military mounted t(...)

Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killin(...)

A Somali soldier in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which sustained two militant attacks in past week. The latest  attack in Leego came as residents gathered for morning prayers. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty

Al-Shabaab militants battled with African Union (AU) troops in Somalia on Friday after exploding a car bomb at a peacekeepers’ base south of Mogadishu(...)

A genuine zebra crossing on the Massai Mara in Kenya

One of the biggest risks I found travelling through Kenya was the ever-present threat of getting all poetic. It happened when we got out of our jeep t(...)

 Kenyans sit around candles and messages for the victims of the  Garissa University College killings as they  attend a candlelight vigil held for the 148 people who died in the attack. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA.

Kenyan university students marched in the capital on Tuesday to demand more security from the government after gunmen killed 148 people at a campus i(...)

A group of Kenya Defence Force soldiers arrive in Garissa University College in Garissa on Saturday. Some 148 people died in an attack on the campus on Thursday and militant group al Shabaab has said it is planning further attacks. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university(...)

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