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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?
Garissa survivor: everybody was running for their lives
A student, who survived a terror attack at Garissa University College in Kenya, describes the harrowing moment she was forced to run for her life to escape Al-Shabaab gunmen.
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.
Curiouser and curiouser: the hunt for the white widow
With reported sightings in three continents in a matter of months, the story of Samantha Lewthwaite – the widow of 7/7 London bomber Germaine Lindsay – is becoming absurd.
US warns of Uganda terror threat
The US government has warned its citizens in Uganda that an attack could take place at Entebbe International Airport.
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.
Al-Shabaab: using social media to fight the jihad
Last month’s terror attack at the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya showed how media-savvy al-Shabaab is. As Jamal Osman writes, the jihadist group’s media office is small but determined.
‘We will never forget’: al-Libi is a US message to al-Qaeda
As US Secretary of State John Kerry defends a raid in which Anas al-Libi was captured, Channel 4 News explores who the “senior” al-Qaeda operative is, and what significance his arrest carries.
US commandos capture suspected al-Qaeda leader
US forces launch raids in Libya and Somalia capturing a top al-Qaeda figure wanted for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, US officials confirm.
Kenya: Military name Westgate mall attackers
The Kenya military confirms two Westgate mall attackers exclusively named by Channel 4 News were responsible for the atrocity which killed 67 people last month.
The hero’s life awaits al-Shabaab’s Westgate suspects
Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship.
Kenya mall attack: who are the Westgate militants?
The Westgate siege is over. But with reports that some of the al-Shabaab fighters could still be in the mall and conflicting updates from officials and witnesses, what do we know about the militants?
Al-Shabaab attacks and their effect on British Somalis
British Somalis have been under pressure for years. Whenever an Islamist-related attack takes place anywhere they feel vulnerable. The Kenyan siege will add to their fear.
Nairobi mall attack will ‘end tonight’, officials say
Kenyan officials launch a major offensive to take the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi back from al-Shabaab militants – saying “this will end tonight”.
British aid supplies lost to Somali militants
British humanitarian aid worth £480,000 has been captured by al-Qaeda linked militants, al-Shabaab, in southern Somalia.