Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one
After being praised for their handling of the pandemic, African countries must now confront the economic fallout – even as they grapple with existing political and security challenges
The violence in Cabo Delgado province by al-Shabaab (the youth) can be linked to jihadist influence, the continued marginalisation of Muslim people, and the lure of income from trafficking natural resources
Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups
Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, by the end of August
Shroud of secrecy around civilian deaths masks possible war crimes
The attack at DusitD2 is the first in Nairobi in five years, when gunmen stormed the city’s Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people
The country is losing trees at an alarming rate to an illicit charcoal trade that partly bankrolls its Islamist insurgency
Infighting has plunged the federal government into disarray and exposed its dysfunction
Trump’s new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.
Unlike other tragedies such as Las Vegas and Manchester, there has been no outpouring on social media for the deadly blast in Somalia.
Without Aamin Ambulance, the horrifying death toll would have been even higher
At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu
World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing.
"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology."
The upcoming AU summit in South Africa will likely see issues such as Boko Haram and the Burundi protests steal attention away from development talks.
Masked gunmen from Al Shabab stormed a Kenyan university in Garissa as students were sleeping, hurling grenades and shooting dead at least 147 people.
Lawlessness, government corruption and a range of financing methods make SA ideal for terrorism financing networks, and likely protect it from attack.
The AU says that three peacekeepers and five Islamist gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle, which saw the gunmen infiltrate the base in Mogadishu.
Kenya’s increasingly unpopular war in Somalia is in its fourth year and there is no easy way out.
An alleged senior member of al-Qaeda has been captured in Libya after US forces launched raids in the country and Somalia over the weekend.
Store owners and many Kenyans are angry that goods appeared to have been looted during a shooting at Westgate mall in Nairobi where 67 people died.
Kenya’s government suspects about 10 to 15 gunmen are behind the attack at an upmarket mall in Nairobi, which has now claimed 59 lives.
Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab insurgents have shot and blasted their way into the UN compound in Mogadishu, leaving eight people dead.
A suicide bomber hit a convoy of cars carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
Songs such as Send Me a Cruise (Missile) have landed Omar Hammami with a $5-million bounty on his head – but he doesn’t seem too worried.
Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters briefly took control of a small town on the border with Kenya in a battle that left at least 12 people dead.
Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabab militants put on show the bodies of four "enemy" soldiers killed in combat in Kismayo, in southern Somalia.
Kenyan and Somali government troops have edged closer to a town in southern Somalia where al-Qaeda-inspired rebels have grouped, hoping to strike.
Kenyan troops have pushed deep into Somalia to hunt al-Qaeda-linked fighters, in an unprecedented move that raises fears of a regional escalation.
The United Nations and foreign missions and organisations will move back inside Somalia within two months after an absence of more than 17 years.
Militant Islamist insurgents fired mortars toward US congressman Donald Payne as he left Somalia on Monday after a rare visit by a US politician.