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US conducts another air strike in Somalia

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The US military’s Africa Command has carried out another air strike in Somalia targeting al Shabaab. The Command said in coordination with the Federal Government...

ISS: Why is the US ramping up anti-terrorism efforts in Kenya?

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In the aftermath of the deadly al-Shabaab attack on the Dusit 2 hotel complex in Nairobi in January 2019, urgent discussions began about how...

US carries out five air strikes in Somalia

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The US military has conducted five air strikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia this week. US Africa Command (Africom) said as part of an...

Air strike kills senior al Shabaab Somalia commander

A senior commander in Somalia’s al Shabaab group with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last...

Militants kill Somali soldiers

Islamist al Shabaab militants killed 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base south-west of the capital, officials said, underscoring the insurgents’ ability...

ISS: Time to rethink the prevention of violent extremism in Africa

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The past year has seen an uptick in terrorism and efforts to counter it in Africa. On the last day of 2019, al-Shabaab claimed...

ISS: Somalia, terrorism and Kenya’s security dilemma

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Barely two weeks into 2020, al-Shabaab has attacked Kenya five times, leaving scores of Kenyans and foreigners dead. For the first time, one of...

Teachers die in Kenya attack

Three teachers were killed near Kenya’s Somalian border in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants police said, in what appeared to be the...

Al Shabaab claims Somali bomb

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast near the presidential palace and government buildings in Mogadishu city authorities...

East Africa Response Force deploys to provide airfield security at Manda...

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Following the 5 January terrorist attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, U.S. service members comprising part of U.S. Africa Command’s East Africa Response Force...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...