African Union troops retreat in Somalia as Al-Shabaab attack

African Union troops retreat in Somalia as Al-Shabaab attack

AFRICAN Union troops fighting Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several key towns following a series of attacks by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local offic ...

Al-Shabaab photo release verifies details of Leego attack

Al-Shabaab photo release verifies details of Leego attack

Less than a week after Shabaab’s attack on the African Union base in Leego in southern Somalia, the al Qaeda branch has released several photos of the event that appear to verify s ...

Mr. Obama’s visit to Ethiopia sends the wrong message on democracy

Mr. Obama’s visit to Ethiopia sends the wrong message on democracy

“AFRICA DOESN’T need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Those were President Obama’s words when he addressed Ghana’s parliament in July 2009, during his first trip to sub-Sa ...

More than 70 African Union soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on AMISOM base

More than 70 African Union soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on AMISOM base

Islamist militant group al-Shabab killed more than 70 African Union soldiers and seized control of their peacekeeping base in southern Somalia early Friday. Witnesses say attackers ...

Somali militants attack African Union peacekeepers’ base

Somali militants attack African Union peacekeepers’ base

Al Shabaab militants fought a gunbattle with African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of Mogadishu early on Frid ...

12 people killed as Al-Shabaab targets Emiratis in Somalia

12 people killed as Al-Shabaab targets Emiratis in Somalia

A car bomb targeting a bulletproof vehicle carrying diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has killed at least 12 people, including four Somali soldiers, in Mogadishu. Local ...

Islamist fighters storm security training site in Somali capital

Islamist fighters storm security training site in Somali capital

Fighters from Somalia's al Shabaab group detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants said ...

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