Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al Shabaab cell
Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday.
Senator Billow Kerrow faults CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro over mosque closure threats
NAIROBI, KENYA: Senator Billow Kerrow has criticised the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department Ndegwa Muhoro over his statement Sunday that the government will close down mosques that allegedly urge youths to join the Al Shabaab rebel group.
Somali Islamists kill national security officer; Al Shabaab claim responsibility
A senior Somali national security officer was gunned down while riding in his car in Mogadishu on Saturday, in the latest eruption of violence since the al Shabaab Islamic militants named a new leader a week ago.
An Incredible New HBO Documentary Shows What It's Really Like Inside A Terror Attack
On Sept. 21 of last year, four militants of the Somalian terror group al-Shabab entered the high-end Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital and began shooting. In the massacre that followed, scores of men, women and children were killed on what was supposed to be a Saturday spent shopping. Dozens of the mall's security cameras captured the horrific events, which lasted days as the militants holed-up inside the building.
Somalis urge government and allies to seize advantage against weakened al-Shabaab
The death of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane has injected new hope in Somalia, with civil society groups and citizens urging the government and its allies to build upon this momentum to completely dismantle the militant group.