U.S. warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

World Feb 28, 2020

U.S. warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

The United States warned Thursday that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious. "The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers," ...

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

World Jan 9, 2020

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab on Wednesday warned Kenya "will never be safe," threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on U.S. interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend. The al-Qaida-linked group said its attack on Camp Simba, in which three Americans were ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

Al-Shabab claims attacks on U.S. base and EU convoy in Somalia

World Oct 1, 2019

Al-Shabab claims attacks on U.S. base and EU convoy in Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.S. base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers. The militants struck the U.S. base at Baledogle, about 110 km (70 miles) northwest ...

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

World Mar 1, 2019

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

A gunbattle raged in Mogadishu on Friday between Somali soldiers and al-Shabab fighters, holed up in a building next to a hotel they had hit with a suicide car bomb the previous evening. Heavy gunfire resounded across the Somali capital through the night and as ...

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

World Dec 7, 2018

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed a military pickup truck carrying the generals and their seven bodyguards near ...