Not only are women most affected by the strife, they have roles in Islamist militant group al-Shabab and their inclusion in talks is key to lasting peace
First came the insurgency. Then the humanitarian crisis. Now the remaining residents of Cabo Delgado are facing economic ruin
Formerly classified documents reveal an ambitious $330-million project to upgrade US military bases in Africa
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
The deadly attack on Camp Simba comes in response to a dramatic escalation in US drone strikes against the Islamist militant group
A solution to religious fundamentalist violence is neither a secularist view nor religious in nature; it entails a blend of both.
Ever-increasing air strikes since Donald Trump’s election are killing more and more innocent people
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate has mainly used recruits from Kenya’s ethnic Somali community or coastal Muslim communities
Kenya said it invaded Somalia to protect its citizens, but the attack in Nairobi this week shows this has failed
Kenya’s security agencies are under scrutiny following the latest attack on a hotel compound
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
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the nation to remain calm following a 20-hour siege at the DusitD2 hotel complex
Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office buildings
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
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
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
Containing Al-Shabab in Kenya doesn’t directly reduce the group’s standing inside Somalia
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism
Armed militants are burning villages and beheading civilians in northern Mozambique — and no one knows who they are, or what they want
‘The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, owing to societal pressures as well as fear of al-Shabab’
Trump’s new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.
Kenya faces a serious threat of terrorist attacks given its strategic geopolitical position, its tourism and corruption
The president and citizens believe they must urgently stop al-Shabab ‘before they kill all of us’
Volunteer paramedics braved danger to minimise casualties in the country’s worst-ever terror attack
Despite years of conflict, al-Shabab remains a potent military and political force, able to occupy territory and launch terror attacks
Unlike other tragedies such as Las Vegas and Manchester, there has been no outpouring on social media for the deadly blast in Somalia.
The young democracy and regional economic powerhouse plays a key role in regional security and political order.
Poor remuneration, an incoherent security system and a police force that is becoming politicised lie behind the recent killings.
On Facebook he was called a "kaffir", a non-Muslim for working with Western media. They told him, "We will get you and we will kill you soon."
Militants from Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base and stormed inside.
Kenyan police have charged five men in connection with the attack by the armed group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya.
No justification can redeem acts such as the Garissa massacre. Such clarity is a boon when it can be hard to sort freedom fighters from terrorists.