The video provides the first known instance of a Western foreign fighter within the Islamic State Somalia’s ranks.
East African rapid reaction force ready by December: officials
US military Africa chief: Chaos in Libya is destabilizing the region
The UK Foreign Office has warned of “credible reports” that Shabaab is planning further attacks on Western interests in Djibouti, which hosts the biggest US military base in Africa. The US issued a similar warning on June 8.
The al Qaeda branch has officially opened a new front in the Horn of Africa.
Two Somalis, a man and a woman, detonated their bombs at a restaurant in Djibouti known to be frequented by Western troops.
The Interior Ministry said that the two suicide bombers who detonated at a busy restaurant yesterday, killing three people and injuring at least 15 more, were a man and a veiled woman who were both Somali. Several European soldiers were injured in the attack but no US troops were harmed.
Two grenades exploded in an attack on a Djibouti city restaurant crowded with Westerners, killing two people and injuring 11 more. Six Dutch soldiers and several French nationals are said to have been injured in the attack. Both the US and France have bases in Djibouti, which also contributes forces to the AMISOM effort in […]
AQAP militants sailed a ship carrying weapons from Djibouti to Aden on April 11 and clashed with Yemeni security services before sailing away.
Spanish Air Force maintains maritime patrol force in Djibouti
U.S. moves drone fleet from Camp Lemonnier to ease Djibouti’s safety concerns
Drones in Niger Reflect New US Tack on Terrorism
Drone base in Niger gives US a strategic foothold in West Africa
Militant Threats Test Role of a Pentagon Command in Africa
Renditions continue under Obama, despite due-process concerns
‘Swedes did not commit crime against America’
US trains African soldiers for Somalia mission
Shabaab continues to be able to penetrate high-security areas in the Somali capital. At least four Somalis were killed in the attack.
Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti Played Crucial Role in Somalia Rescue
US focus to beat al-Qaeda shifting to Africa
US defence chief in Djibouti for counter-terrorism talks
Africa Forces Surprise Many With Success in Subduing Somalia
The Secret War: How US hunted AQ in Africa
Bases are being built in Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula; two are operational in Djibouti and the Seychelles.
US Expands Drone Flights to Take Aim at East Africa
Somalia denies CIA rendition base in Mogadishu
Somalia famine: UN warns of 750,000 deaths
Few African leaders show up for famine summit
Turkish PM to Set Up Somali Embassy
CIA to operate drones over Yemen