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Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base

Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base with car bombs and gunfire in a battle both sides said caused multiple...

ISS: A risky return for ex-combatants into communities

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Enabling violent extremists to defect from their terror groups to rejoin society is a vital strategy in preventing violent extremism in Africa. But amnesty...

Al Shabaab fighters killed in Kenya

Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county, police...

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya and Somalia

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the countries, officials said, with another eight dead in a...

ISS: Rethinking strategy to stop the spread of terrorism

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The terror threat across Africa is as strong as ever. Attacks are occurring not just in the older centres of activity such as Somalia,...

ISS: Time to consider negotiating with al-Shabaab in Somalia?

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‘I knew how to found al-Shabaab, I know how to finish them.’ This was a 2018 statement by Mukhtar Robow, former deputy leader of...

US airstrikes continue to target al-Shabaab, ISIS-Somalia

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In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS militants in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on June...

More US air strikes against al Shabaab

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In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US Africa Command conducted another air strike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the Golis Mountains of Somalia...

AMISOM to up ops against al Shabaab

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Operations against al Shabaab in Somalia will escalate to a final push according to a communique from AMISOM, the AU mission in the east...

Somali Islamists target Kenyan recruits

A youth recruited while watching football. A Catholic school graduate. Girls desperate for cash and jobs. The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency is using unconventional...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...