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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

Al-Shabab locks Kenya into an endless circle of death

Kenya’s increasingly unpopular war in Somalia is in its fourth year and there is no easy way out.

Little is black and white about Islam

When we commemorate the Westgate massacre in Nairobi, Kenya, we must not conflate the religion with extremism.

Westgate mall terrorists argued over shooting children

Gunmen involved in the Nairobi shopping mall attack were in apparent disagreement over whether they should kill women and small children.

‘White Widow’ writes love poem to Osama bin Laden

Investigators have discovered a poem written by British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, addressed to deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Kenya govt says it has recovered gunmen bodies

The Kenyan government says it believes it has recovered the remains of the four gunmen involved in the Westgate Mall shootings.

Remains delivered to morgue following Westgate siege

Following an attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall in September, officials in Kenya say two boxes of human remains were delivered to its city morgue.

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.

Kenya names four Westgate Mall attackers from CCTV footage

On Saturday Kenya's military spokesman named four men who are alleged to have been involved in the attack, which killed at least 67 people.

Fires of terrorism still spark in Westgate mall’s cinders

The Israeli-owned mall, which opened in 2007, was a fantasy land that insulated its visitors from the reality of other, poorer people's lives.

‘White Widow’ documents being investigated, says govt

The circumstances around the fraudulent acquisition of an SA passport by a terror suspect are still being investigated, says a government official.

On the trail of al-Shabab’s Kenyan recruitment ‘pipeline’

The BBC's Peter Taylor reports on the Kenyan recruitment network, which delivers would-be jihadists to be used on missions by al-Shabab in Somalia.

Covering the Westgate shooting: Smoke and sadness

Reporting on the terror attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya was a blur of smoke, terror and confusion, writes Robyn Kriel.

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.

Why Kenya should be furious with SA

Jacob Zuma's good-news philosophy is costing us lives, writes Verashni Pillay, in the wake of the Kenya attack and the release of the crime stats.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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