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US captures suspected senior al-Qaeda figure in Libya

An alleged senior member of al-Qaeda has been captured in Libya after US forces launched raids in the country and Somalia over the weekend.

Al-Shabab: We will strike Kenyans where it hurts

Militant group al-Shabab, who have claimed responsibility for the attack on Westgate mall, have threatened to step up militant attacks against Kenya.

Fractured Somalia held hostage by factions

The terror attack at Westgate mall is the latest manifestation of the tangled ties between Kenya and its anarchic Horn of Africa neighbour Somalia.

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.

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.

Somalia’s al Shabab claims attack that killed 18

At least 18 people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday when two blasts ripped through a busy parking lot next to a restaurant.

Doctors Without Borders quits Somalia after deadly attacks

Humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is pulling out of the country, saying the threat of deadly violence has become intolerable.

Somalia executes man for murder of journalist

This is the first such execution in a country where those who kill media workers often evade justice.

UN voices growing fears for Somalia

The UN has voiced fears about a new media law in Somalia only days after experts sounded the alarm over corruption in the country's new government.

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Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

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Pharmacists, denied frontline status, get PPE late

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