On the shifting frontlines of the fight against al-Shabaab
Poaching funds Somalia’s al Shabaab, activists say
Somalia’s struggle for unity far from over
A senior police official said that five Shabaab operatives who entered the country last month are still missing. The five “foreign fighters” are said to be involved in the 2010 suicide attacks in Kampala.
UN wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions
Uganda plans to pull its troops out of the UN-mandated force in Somalia after the UN accused Uganda of supporting the Congolese rebel group M23. Uganda currently supplies over a third of the UN’s 17,600 troops in Somalia. Citing a need to focus on domestic security, Uganda will also withdraw its troops from the Central […]
American jihadist struggles inside Somali militia
Somalia, allies batter al Shabaab, but gains may be fragile
China’s arms exports flooding sub-Saharan Africa
US is the driving force behind the fighting in Somalia
Police released a photo of Muhamed Libani Hajji, a known Shabaab terrorist from Somalia. Hajji is thought to have entered Uganda to conduct attacks.
Police arrested five Pakistanis in an area where militants from the Shabaab-linked Allied Democratic Forces have been based. The suspects, who are thought to have ties to militants, had entered Uganda in the Ntoroko district, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Africa’s Islamist militants ‘co-ordinate efforts’
Analysis: Somali rebels bruised, but may dodge knockout blow
US expands secret intelligence operations in Africa
US trains African soldiers for Somalia mission
Ugandan army says Sudan is backing Joseph Kony’s LRA
A look at bomb attacks attributed to Somalia’s most powerful al-Qaida-linked militant group
African Union launches US-backed force to hunt Kony
Shabaab continues to be able to penetrate high-security areas in the Somali capital. At least four Somalis were killed in the attack.
Video: Joseph Kony 2012: online video campaign to bring Uganda war criminal to justice goes viral
UN Says Famine in Somalia Is Over, but Risks Remain
Threat Level Rising: How African Terrorist Groups Inspired by al-Qaeda Are Gaining Strength
Mogadishu dares to dream of a new future as militants are driven from Somali capital
Last month, the African Union dismissed Shabaab’s videotape from Mogadishu as “faked” propaganda.
Africa Forces Surprise Many With Success in Subduing Somalia
With eye on militants, Israel builds Africa ties
Unconfirmed reports claim that Ahmad Godane Abu Zubayr, Shabaab’s spiritual leader and Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, a top commander, were killed in a massive blast in Afgoye.
Planes Are Flying Arms Into Somalia for Militants, Kenya Says
Shabaab released an audiotape from Cabdi Salaam al Muhajir, who they claimed is an American citizen. Al Muhajir is one of two suicide bombers who attacked an African Union base in Mogadishu.