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Woolwich suspect was arrested in Kenya
One of the Woolwich murder suspects, Michael Adebolajo, was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the Foreign Office confirms, as the Home Secretary warns “potentially” thousands are at risk of radicalisation.
London Somalia conference: ‘Britain is playing catch up’
As the Somalia Conference opens in London, Somali reporter Jamal Osman gives a personal account of the relationship between the countries, including how Britain may be playing catch up to Turkey.
Kenya’s elections and the language of peace – debate
As Kenya readies itself to go to the polls, watch our Google Hangout with Jamal Osman and guests as they look ahead to the Kenyan elections.
French hostage and soldiers die in Somalia raid
Denis Allex, a French soldier held hostage in Somalia since 2009, has been killed during a raid by French troops trying to rescue him.
Mo Farah stopped at customs? He’s not alone
Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was detained by US border guards over Christmas. Our reporter Jamal Osman, a British Somali journalist, says it’s a common experience – and tells his story.
Child dies and three injured in Kenyan church grenade attack
A grenade attack on a Nairobi church has left one child dead and three injured, in what is thought to be retaliation for Kenya’s role in fighting the Somali militant al-Shabab group.
Al-Shabaab: ‘Your peace depends on us being left alone’
As a major conference on Somalia opens in London, reporter Jamal Osman went to Somalia to speak to the Islamist group that will not be attending the summit, despite controlling most of the country.
Britons arrested in Kenya ‘to be deported’
Two British men who were arrested in Kenya are to be deported, Channel 4 News learns. They were detained on suspicion of planning to meet al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.
Kenyan troops head into Somalia to hunt kidnap militants
As Kenyan troops enter Somalia to try and root out al-Shabaab fighters suspected of recent kidnappings, an analyst tells Channel 4 News this shows how little power the central Somali government has.
Somalia bombing kills at least 70 people
A massive truck bomb kills at least 70 people outside government buildings in the centre of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab fighters have claimed responsibility.
US hunter-killer drones ‘flying from Seychelles’
America’s covert war on terror is expanding across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with the building of secret drone airbases from Ethiopia to the Seychelles.
Militants deny kidnapping British woman in Kenya
A Somali Islamist group denies kidnapping a British woman at a remote holiday resort in Kenya.
Briton killed and wife kidnapped on dream holiday in Kenya
A British man is shot dead and his wife kidnapped after bandits storm a luxury beach resort near the border with Somalia.
Somali rebels lift ban on food aid
The hard-line Somali armed group al-Shabaab welcomes “Muslim and non-Muslim” foreign aid groups as the region suffers one of its worst droughts in 60 years.
Somalia: racing against all the odds
Every time Abdinasir Ibrahim pulls on his running shoes, he risks his life. In Somalia, training for the Olympics is a dangerous business, as Jamal Osman discovered.