Al Shabab

‘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

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NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders