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Kenya govt covers up casualty figures on El Adde base attack

   By Robyn Kriel and Briana Duggan (CNN) On January 15, a massive blast shattered the dawn calm at El Adde military base. A suicide b [...]

Counterterrorism Law Used to Curb Free Speech in Tunisia

   Journalist, Blogger Facing Charges Tunisian authorities have brought charges against a journalist and a blogger under the country [...]

UK government spent 13 times more bombing Libya than on rebuilding post war

By Staff Reporter   THE COST of bombing Libya was at least 13 times what was spent on rebuilding the country after the end of the conflict, [...]

South African army in Darfur held hostage? #ArrestBashir

By Staff Reporter The Sudanese government of president Omar al-Bashir literally held a gun to South Africa’s head to secure his safe retur [...]

Kerry makes historic Somalia visit in bid to show American support

  Secretary of State John F. Kerry meets with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, second from right, and Prime Minister Omar Abdir [...]

“Al Shabaab shipped timber worth $250 million in 2014 through Kenya controlled port of Kismayo”-UN By Staff Reporter  KDF soldiers takes position at the Kismayu Port after taking control o [...]

Kenya university attack: ‘They were lined up and executed’

By Staff Reporter Survivors of the Garissa university attack, which saw 147 students murdered by al-Shabaab terrorists, have spoken of the h [...]

Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

By Staff Reporter Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvat [...]

Nigerian army retakes Baga town from Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter The Nigerian army has retaken the north-eastern town of Baga, held by Boko Haram militants since 3 January. In a tweet fro [...]


By Staff Reporter West Africa leaders vow to wage “total war” on Boko Haram The leaders said the Nigerian Islamist group had bec [...]

Egypt seeks UN mandate for Libya Islamic State intervention

By Staff Reporter Egyptian fighter jets were said to have targeted Islamic State training camps on Monday Egypt’s President Abdel Fatt [...]

Flee from Boko Haram insurgents-In Pictures

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state to revive the memory of northern Nigeria’s Muslim empires, but for t [...]

Obama calls for Isis campaign backing from Congress in State of the Union

By Staff Reporter President to use State of the Union address to ask for continued strikes against Islamic State targets in hint that coalit [...]

Somalia’s Shebab urge more jihadi attacks in Europe

By Staff Reporter Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu on December [...]

Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

By Staff Reporter Last month, Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, [...]

Chad sends troops to help Cameroon fight Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter The Chadian army is to take a more active role in confronting Boko Haram Cameroon says Chad will send a large contingent o [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Baga destruction ‘shown in images’

 By Staff Reporter A satellite image of Doron Baga taken on 7 January showed the destruction of homes and foliage (in red) Satellite images [...]

The menace of Boko Haram in Nigeria

By Staff Reporter People displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency seek refuge in Yola When Boko Haram strikes, it has the effect of a forest f [...]

As Nigerian regime sentences 54 soildiers to death, Boko Haram abducts 100 more villagers

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram has taken control of several towns and villages in the north-east Militants have stormed a remote village in no [...]

“I joined al Shabaab for money only”-former recruit

By Staff Reporter Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Af [...]

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

By Staff Reporter Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as th [...]

Somalia has killed three #journalists this year

By Staff Reporter Gunmen shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleagu [...]

Clashes near Egypt’s border with Gaza kill 10 civilians

By Staff Reporter Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt’s border with [...]

Rampaging youths kill three in Mombasa after Mosque raids

By Staff Reporter Police say they recovered this flag, associated with Islamist militants, in the raids At least three people have been stab [...]

Nigeria needs new anti-Boko Haram strategy soon

Opinion By Ameto Akpe Ameto Akpe What might seem like ineptitude is the absence of political will ©Getty Nigerian women have led protests [...]

DR Congo police slaughtered dozens in gang crackdown: HRW

By Staff Reporter Human Rights Watch on Tuesday denounced police in the Democratic Republic of Congo for summarily killing or forcibly disap [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram seizes hometown of kidnapped girls

By Staff Reporter Residents forced to flee as extremist group takes town of Chibok in north-east of country A screengrab of a video showing [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe #Nigeria

By Staff Reporter – Another Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe, Many Students Feared Dead A bomb that exploded this morning on the assembly grou [...]

al Shabaab stones a woman to death for adultery

By Staff Reporter (Warning! Video contains graphic images of Stoning) Somali militants stone woman to death over adultery.Somali al Shabaab [...]

Kenya’s black rhino unlikely victim of al-Shabaab militants

By Staff Reporter ©Getty Among the rolling hills of Kenya’s Laikipia district, far from the battlegrounds of al-Shabaab militants in sout [...]

Uganda foils Shabaab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’

By Staff Reporter Police spokesman Fred Enanga said forces had “made arrests” but gave no details of how many people had been de [...]
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