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Exclusive: The US military’s plans to cement its network of African bases

Formerly classified documents reveal an ambitious $330-million project to upgrade US military bases in Africa

‘The police shoot at journalists all the time’: Press freedom shrinks in Somalia

Fewer journalists have been killed since President Farmajoo came to power in 2017, but general freedom of expression has been sharply curtailed, as detailed in a new Amnesty International report

Al-Shabab sends ‘a message’ to US with Kenya attack

The deadly attack on Camp Simba comes in response to a dramatic escalation in US drone strikes against the Islamist militant group

Secularism is not the answer to fundamentalist violence

A solution to religious fundamentalist violence is neither a secularist view nor religious in nature; it entails a blend of both.

US war in Somalia kills civilians

Ever-increasing air strikes since Donald Trump’s election are killing more and more innocent people

Nairobi attack highlights ‘new generation’ of Shabab recruits

Somalia's Al-Qaeda affiliate has mainly used recruits from Kenya's ethnic Somali community or coastal Muslim communities

Kenya suffers Somali blowback

Kenya said it invaded Somalia to protect its citizens, but the attack in Nairobi this week shows this has failed

Kenya terror attack highlights security challenges

Kenya's security agencies are under scrutiny following the latest attack on a hotel compound

Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

The police chief revised the death toll to 21 from 14, saying the victims included 16 Kenyans, one American, one Briton and three of African descent

Kenyatta announces end to al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the nation to remain calm following a 20-hour siege at the DusitD2 hotel complex

15 killed in ongoing al-Shabab attack in Nairobi

Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office buildings

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

How Bush Snr’s failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties

As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilise Somalia

Somalia executes man on anniversary of deadly Mogadishu bombing

A man involved in the attack that killed hundreds in Somalia’s capital was executed as the country commemorated the first anniversary of the blast

Five years after Westgate, Al-Shabab is weakened but not yet defeated

Containing Al-Shabab in Kenya doesn't directly reduce the group's standing inside Somalia

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