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Blast in Somalia Commercial Plane Bores Hole in Fuselage, Killing One Passenger

Somali aviation authorities are investigating the cause of a blast that tore a hole in a passenger plane moments after it took off from Mogadishu’s international airport on Tuesday. The incident, which left one passenger injured and another dead, happened Read more ›

Grenade Attack Kills 2 Students in Southern Ethiopia University

A hand grenade attack at a university campus in southern Ethiopia has killed two students and injured six others. The deadly incident happened on Thursday night at Dilla University, about 350 kilometers south of the capital, Addis Ababa. According to Read more ›

Muslims Protect Christian Passengers at Gunpoint in Kenya Bus Terrorist Attack

An ambush on a bus traveling through Kenya‘s northeast border with Somalia by gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants is making headlines around world. The gory of the attack is not the focus, rather a rare and daring display of Read more ›

Several Injured After Grenade Explodes in Addis Ababa’s Biggest Mosque

Over a dozen people sustained injuries on Friday after a grenade was thrown into the biggest mosque in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The hand grenade exploded in the Grand Anwar Mosque just after evening prayers. About five people reportedly sustained Read more ›

Kenyan Military Denies Financing al-Shabab through Sugar and Charcoal Smuggling

The Kenyan military has allegedly been smuggling sugar and charcoal from Somalia since 2011 when it invaded the war-thorn country to fight militant Islamist group, al-Shabab. The racketeering ring, which involves high-ranking members of the army, is said to be Read more ›

700 Kenyans Resign from al-Shabaab, Return Home for Amnesty

NAIROBI – About 700 Kenyans, who joined al-Shabaab and a faction of the Islamic State in neighboring Somalia, have defected and returned home, according to a recent government survey. The Socio-economic and Survey Kenya was published this week by the Read more ›

Kenya: Attacks in Lamu County widens political division

A raging debate over the perpetrators of two deadly terrorist attacks in the coast this week, is threatening to push the country down the brink of stability. Following the attacks, which left about 70 people dead, the Somalia-based Islamic extremist Read more ›

Kenya: Terrorists kill 20 in another raid in Lamu County

About 20 people have been killed during an attack on two villages in Lamu County on Monday night. The raid on Poromoko and Mapenya came about 24-hours after a headline-grabbing attack on Mpeketoni in the same county; which claimed up Read more ›

Kenya: 48 killed in audacious terrorist attack in Mpeketoni

A brazen terrorist raid on a town in the same county as one of the most popular locations among holiday-makers in Mombasa, has left at least 48 people dead, according to the police. The death toll was revised on Monday Read more ›

Zanzibar: Bomb attack leaves 1 dead

An explosion near a mosque in one of the most popular cities in Zanzibar on Friday evening, has left one person dead and many others injured. The attack in Daranjani district, Stone Town, has rekindled fears about growing tension in Read more ›

Kenya: Opposition coalition and other groups threaten to protest over growing insecurity

Several groups have vowed to take to the streets if the Kenyan government continues to ignore their calls to immediately address the country’s security problems. Since the beginning of this year, terrorists have carried out a series of deadly attacks Read more ›

Tanzania to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army

The Government of Tanzania is set to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army in a bid to boost the capacity of the local forces to consolidate security in the war-torn nation. A report by Sabahi quotes the director Read more ›

Dozens of al Shabab militants killed in clashes near Ethiopia-Somalia border

Ethiopian and Somali forces have reportedly killed about 74 al Shabab militants during a raid on the group’s bases in the region connecting both countries on Sunday. Local reports indicate that this was one of the heaviest clashes involving the Read more ›

Ethiopian authorities thwart terrorist attack in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian security officials have reportedly prevented a terrorist attack in the country’s capital Addis Ababa, after a suspected al Shabab suicide bomber was arrested on Tuesday. According to local reports, the terrorists had intended to detonate explosives at several locations Read more ›

Kenya: Police gun down suspected al Shabab militants in Mandera

Police officers have shot and killed two suspected members of al Shabab in Mandera after reportedly intercepting them en route to complete an attack on Sunday, according to local reports. Capital FM quotes police spokesman, Major Emmanuel Chirchir, explaining that Read more ›

Uganda police warn of impending terrorist attack on Martyrs’ Day

Uganda Police Force have issued a public alert concerning a planned terrorist attack next month during the commemoration of an important milestone for the country’s Christian community. Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, who briefed the press in Kampala on Friday, Read more ›

Security Council extends UN missions in Abyei, Somalia and Guinea Bissau

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously voted in three resolutions on Thursday to prolong the mandate of its peace-keeping missions in Abyei, Somalia and South Sudan. The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which was created Read more ›

Kenya: Mass deportation of Somali asylum seekers could empower terrorists

A Somali official has warned that Kenya’s latest nationwide anti-terrorism operation codenamed ‘Uslama Watch’, which has led to the apprehension and repatriation of his nationals in the neighbouring country, is likely to empower al Shabab and other terrorists operating in Read more ›

Somalia: Botched terrorist attack on federal parliament reveals security lapses

A failed attack by al Shabab terrorists on the Somali federal parliament this weekend has triggered the resignation of the security minister and may eventually lead to an overhaul of the country’s security organs, according to local sources. Reports indicate Read more ›

Djibouti: Suicide attack on popular restaurant kills 3

An explosion at a highly patronized restaurant in the capital of Djibouti on Saturday evening has killed 3 people and injured up to 15 others, according to local sources. The Interior Ministry has revealed that the attack was carried out Read more ›

al Shabab kills 12 in ambush at Kenya-Somalia border

Members of the Islamic militant group, al Shabab, have murdered about 12 people, including 5 police officers, in an attack on an army convoy early on Monday in north-eastern Kenya. The attack, which occurred about 5 kilometres from the volatile Read more ›

Kenya condemns foreign travel alert

Kenyan authorities have criticized a recent travel advisory from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia and France this week; which warns against visiting parts of the east African nation over concerns of impending terror attacks. The move Read more ›

Uganda: security tightened after warnings over terrorist plot

Ugandan police have drastically increased their surveillance in the country after reports emerged last week of impending terrorist attacks. Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, has announced that all public places without adequate security provisions will be shut down. He has also Read more ›

Somali lawmakers alloted bodyguards

The Federal Parliament of Somalia has announced on Tuesday that members of the house would be provided two guards each. The Second Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mahad Abdalla Awad, who disclosed the news to the media, insisted on Read more ›

al Shabab attack neighbourhood in Mogadishu

Islamic militant group, al Shabab, have attacked a neighbourhood in Dharkeynley district, Mogadishu. Sources indicate that the terrorists fired four rounds of mortar shells into neighbourhoods in the district – killing and injuring many civilians and destroying several properties, including Read more ›

Kenya: Gunmen seize UN vehicle in Dadaab

Three unidentified gunmen attacked and made away with a United Nations vehicle from the Hagadera refugee camp, south-eastern Somalia, on Wednesday morning. Fafi District Commissioner, Geoffrey Taragon, told the press that the driver of the Nissan patrol vehicle was shot Read more ›

Terrorists assassinate another Somali MP

Unknown gunmen linked to the Islamic militant group, al Shabab, have shot and killed a member of the federal parliament on Monday at Madina district. Abdiaziz Isaq Mursal was shot several times as he emerged from his home in Dherkenlay Read more ›

Somali MP assassinated in car bomb

At least one member of the Federal Somali Parliament has been killed on Monday and another injured after a car they were driving in exploded and burst into flames in Mogadishu. Reports indicate that Isaaq Mohamed Riino died from the Read more ›

Somali government, humanitarian groups voice concerns over Kenya’s crackdown on illegal Somali migrants

Somali authorities and several humanitarian groups (including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch) have called on Kenya’s security agencies to review their handling of the ‘Uslama Watch’ operation aimed at curbing the growth of terrorism in the country’s migrant communities. Read more ›

2 Kenyan aid workers rescued from al Shabab

The Kenyan Army under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) command have reportedly rescued 2 aid workers kidnapped by Islamic militant group, al Shabab, in 2011. Reports indicate that the two men, identified as James Kiarie and Daniel Njuguna, Read more ›

Kenya: opposition party denounces Eastleigh operation

One of Kenya’s main opposition party has expressed “strong displeasure” over the government’s crack down on illegal migrants in Nairobi’s Somali-populated Eastleigh district. According to the acting chairman of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Peter Anyang Nyong’o, the operation, code-named Read more ›

Kenyan police continue crack down on illegal migrants

Since Saturday, Kenyan security agents have apprehended reportedly about 6,000 foreigners in Nairobi – mostly Somalis – in the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks linked to Somalia-based al Shabab. Interior Cabinet Secretary, Ole Lenku, told the media, on Read more ›

2 United Nations consultants killed in Somalia

Two consultants of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have been shot and killed on Monday in Galkayo, the capital of Mudug, Puntland, north central Somalia. According to reports from local sources, the two men – reportedly Read more ›

Kenyan authorities recover grenades, illegal chemicals in ‘little Mogadishu’

Kenyan security agents have recovered grenades and a box of chemicals believed to be used in the making of improvised explosive devices during a raid on one of Nairobi’s most notorious areas, known as Eastleigh or ‘little Mogadishu’. According to Read more ›

Controversial Muslim cleric killed in Kenya

A renowned radical Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Sharif, also known as ‘Makaburi’, was shot dead on Tuesday evening outside a court building some miles from Mombasa. Reports indicate that the cleric was waiting for a vehicle outside Shanzu court building Read more ›

Blast in Nairobi suburb leaves 6 dead

An explosion in the predominantly Somali-populated Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi has killed at least 6 people and injured more than 15 others, according to local reports. Nairobi News has disclosed that the blast occurred between a cafe and a restaurant Read more ›

United Nations condemns Kenyan directive ordering Immigrants back to Refugee Camps

The United Nations has censured the Kenyan government’s decision for all refugees in the east African nation to relocate to two designated refugee camps following a spate of terrorist attacks. Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Read more ›

Eritrean Authorities deny links with South Sudanese Rebels

Eritrean officials have disclosed that the embattled country has no ties with the rebels behind the insurgency in South Sudan – headed by Riek Machar – contrary to the claims of numerous critics. A statement from the office of President Read more ›