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Civilians approach security officers to be questioned at a roadblock near the site where gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors as they were on their way to work, in Mandera county, Kenya, April 12, 2019.

Al-Shabab abducts two Cuban doctors in Kenya

Al-Shabab militants are suspected in the abduction of two Cuban doctors working in Mandera, a Kenyan town on the border with Somalia. Kenyan police say the two were abducted at 9 a.m. Friday and taken into Somali territory.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least four dead in Al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Explosion reported in Somali capital Mogadishu

An explosion was heard on Saturday in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Mogadishu car bomb blast kills five

At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Mogadishu, near Somalia's presidential palace.

Deadly siege in Somalia’s capital ends, attackers killed

A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed, police said on Friday, as the death toll was at 24 and expected to climb.

Somali militants holed up as battle rages in Mogadishu

Somalia's security forces are battling gunmen holed up in a building in Mogadishu, hours after a suicide car bomb attack on a busy street left at least five people dead, police say.

Death toll rises to 18 in Somalia bombing, clashes with militants

The death toll from a powerful car bombing explosion and clashes between security forces and gunmen near a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 18, police said on Friday.
Images of the celebration of President Muhamadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential elections-8

Ahmed Musa congratulates President Buhari on re-election

Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa has sent a congratulatory message to President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
Both the US and UK warned their citizens against travel to some part of the coastal region of Kenya [Goran Tomasevic-Reuters]

US warns citizens of possible attack in Kenya

The United States warned its citizens in Kenya on Monday that "credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists".
Paul Anthony Formosa, head of the P&O Ports operation in Bosaso port, was shot by two men disguised as fishermen [Feisal Omar-Reuters]

Gunmen kill head of Dubai-owned port operation in Somalia

Unknown gunmen have shot dead the head of a Dubai-owned port operation in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

US army says it killed 13 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

At least 13 fighters, part of the armed al-Shabab group, have been killed in an airstrike outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the US army said.
Kenya has announced that it will arm private security officers guarding public places in the aftermath of Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel and office complex.

Kenya to arm private security guards after al-Shabab attack

Kenya has announced that it will arm private security officers guarding public places in the aftermath of Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel and office complex.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

President Buhari condoles with Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta over terror attack

As the casualty in the Kenya’s terror attack hits 21, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Kenya on the attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi.
Nairobi attack

Kenya attack: 50 still missing after al-Shabab hotel raid

Fifty people remained missing on Thursday as Kenyan security forces searched for suspects involved in the brazen attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that killed 21 people.

US airstrike in Somalia kills six al-Shabaab extremists

The United States military says it has carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed six al-Shabaab extremists.
US military in Africa

Pentagon denies scaling back operations in Somalia

The U.S. Defense Department is denying a media report the U.S. is planning to reduce its operations in Somalia.
Nicholas Haysom

Nicholas Haysom: Al Shabaab remains huge threat in Somalia

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia.

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An inside view of St Anthony's Shrine after the explosion. [Chamila Karunarathne-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images]

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