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Making sense of Mozambique’s brutal insurgency

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

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding

Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups

Kenya plans to close world’s biggest refugee camp Dadaab

Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by the end of August

Civilian body count grows as US intensifies its war in Somalia

Shroud of secrecy around civilian deaths masks possible war crimes

Six dead in attack at upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

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

Somalia’s illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods

The country is losing trees at an alarming rate to an illicit charcoal trade that partly bankrolls its Islamist insurgency

Somalia’s new regime flounders

Infighting has plunged the federal government into disarray and exposed its dysfunction

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.

Double standards: Why is there no #Somalia?

Unlike other tragedies such as Las Vegas and Manchester, there has been no outpouring on social media for the deadly blast in Somalia.

​The unsung heroes responding to Somalia’s deadliest attack

Without Aamin Ambulance, the horrifying death toll would have been even higher

Somalia’s deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

​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 condemn Somalia bombing as death toll surges to 276

World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing.

Obama says ‘Africa is on the move’

"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology."

African conflicts set to dominate agenda at AU summit

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.

Al Shabab massacres 147 Kenyan students

Masked gunmen from Al Shabab stormed a Kenyan university in Garissa as students were sleeping, hurling grenades and shooting dead at least 147 people.

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