Latest articles on Al Shabab

Business as usual in robust Kenya

But the attack on the Westgate mall is likely to rebound on tourism, the country’s Achilles heel.

Terror in Kenya: The ‘White Widow’ and the SA link

Home affairs says Samantha Lewthwaite's passport was "cancelled" in 2011 as fear grows in Jo'burg's "Little Mogadishu".

Westgate siege: Briton arrested ‘not of significant interest’

Britain's top diplomat in Kenya has said the arrest of a Briton following the Westgate mall shooting is not significant for investigations.

Brit arrested after Westgate attack in Nairobi

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been arrested in Kenya following the siege at Westgate mall that has left dozens dead.

Teju Cole on Nigeria and attacks in Kenya

Percy Zvomuya speaks to Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole, who was in South Africa for the Open Book Festival.

Westgate shooting: Kenya’s defeated the militants, says Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, saying militants have "defeated our attackers".

Somalia’s UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab

Nicholas Kay, UN special representative for Somalia, says troops in the East African country require more resources to combat al-Shabab.

Al-Shabab ‘still holding their ground’ at Westgate mall

Despite Kenyan officials claiming to be in the final push at Nairobi's Westgate mall, al-Shabab have said they are "still holding their ground".

Kenya: SA investigates alleged forged passport of ‘White Widow’

The home affairs department says it is probing a report that one of the suspects behind the Westgate mall seige travelled using a forged SA passport.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Press Releases

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday