Sep 11, 2016

Three women killed while staging attack on Mombasa police station

Three women were killed while staging a knife and firebomb attack on the main police station in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Sunday in what officers said was “an apparent terror attack.” Mombasa County police chief Peterson Maelo said the three women had ...

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

May 13, 2016

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

U.S. special operations forces working with African partners called in an airstrike against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia on Thursday, killing five, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said U.S. troops were advising and assisting Ugandan troops from the African ...

Aug 29, 2014

Africa's militants may be inspired by Islamic State gains, officials told

African Islamists may be emboldened by the Islamic State’s gains in the Middle East, and local security services need to cooperate to counter the continent’s militants, African intelligence officials heard on Thursday. African Islamist rebels like Nigeria’s Boko Haram have not made as dramatic ...