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Al-Shabaab militants try food to win hearts and minds in drought
This year, East Africa has been hit by one of the worst droughts in recent decades. Nowhere more so than in Somalia, where the UN estimates that six million people are at risk of famine. Half the population live under the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, who are aiming to prove they too can provide for…
Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Al-Shabaab bus attack
Muslim passengers refused to distinguish themselves from the Christians, despite the demands of militants.
Al-Shabaab and IS – changing allegiances in Somalia
A high-profile Al-Shabaab preacher has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Is it a sign of closer ties between the two Islamist militant groups, or a one off?
UK jihadist Thomas Evans ‘killed with al-Shabaab’
British Muslim convert Thomas Evans is reported to have died fighting for the Islamist terror group al-Shabaab in Kenya.
How al-Shabaab is dividing communities in northern Kenya
Al-Shabaab militants killed 148 non-Muslim students in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa last month. Jamal Osman finds that a growing number of Christian residents are now fleeing the community.
Al-Shabaab: breeding fear among Kenya’s Christians
Al-Shabaab is using the aftermath of its deadly Garissa university attack to drive a wedge between Muslims and Christians and destabilise Kenya.
Al-Shabaab threatens more Kenya attacks after college siege
Somali Islamist militants threaten to carry out more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group’s fighters killed nearly 150 people in an assault on a Kenyan university.
Garissa attack: al-Shabaab says Kenyans should leave
Al-Shabaab says Garissa and Mombasa are “our land” and that Kenyans should leave, after Channel 4 News challenged the group to explain its attack on a university.
Al-Shabaab Kenya college attack: at least 70 dead
Gunmen storm the Garissa University College compound in Kenya near the border with Somalia, killing at least 70 people in an attacked claimed by al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab targets politicians in Somalia suicide attack
Al Shabaab claims responsibility for the bombing of a hotel in central Mogadishu killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens of others, including Somalia’s deputy prime minister.
Al-Shabaab kills at least 29 in Kenyan coast attacks
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for two gun attacks on the Kenyan coast which have led to the deaths of at least 29 people.
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for car bomb in Somalia
Al-Shabaab militants, who threatened to step up attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, say they were behind a blast that killed four people near the Somali parliament building.
After Westgate, Kenya goes to war against al-Shabaab
Since the Westgate shopping mall attacks, many Kenyans now live in fear. But the government’s anti-terror crackdown has angered many Muslims, some of whom have flocked to al-Shabaab.
Somalia drone attack kills al-Shabaab commander
A senior al-Shabaab commander, who was behind several suicide attacks, has been killed in an American missile attack in southern Somalia.
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu bomb attack
Islamist militants from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab group claim responsibility for a bombing attack on a hotel in Somalias capital, Mogadishu, in which 11 people have died.