Kerry in Kenya to offer help against militants: Officials

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya on Sunday to offer help in countering Somali al Shabaab militants who have staged deadly attacks there and elsewhere in East Africa.

US blacklists two leaders of Al Shabaab terrorist group

The US has designated two leaders of the Somali militant group Al Shabaab as terrorists, according to a report on Tuesday.

Kenya bombed al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday: Source

The Kenyan Air Force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) source said, in the first major military response to last week`s attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university.

Kenya offers Sh20mn bounty for Garissa university attack mastermind
Kenya offers Sh20mn bounty for Garissa university attack mastermind

The Kenyan Interior Ministry has named an al Shabaab commander as the mastermind of the deadly assault on Garissa University attack and put a bounty worth 20 million Kenyan shillings on his head.

Pope at Easter prays for killed Kenyan students, decries persecution

Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya.

Garissa attack: Kenya identifies one of four al Shabaab gunmen as son of government official
Garissa attack: Kenya identifies one of four al Shabaab gunmen as son of government official

Kenya on Sunday identified one of the al Shabaab gunmen who massacred students at a northeastern university as the son of a Kenyan government official, the interior ministry said.

After Islamist attack, armed guards shield Kenyan churches

After al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university on Thursday, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, churches in Kenya are turning to armed guards to protect their Easter Sunday congregations.

Kenya mourns victims of student massacre with Easter prayers
Kenya mourns victims of student massacre with Easter prayers

Nairobi; Kenyans prepared to dedicate Easter Sunday prayer services to the 148 victims of a university massacre by Somalia`s Shebab Islamists, marking the first of three days of national mourning.

Garissa terror attack: Kenya declares three days of national mourning

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday declared three days of national mourning during which the country's flag shall fly at half-mast, following Thursday's Garissa terror attack.

Kenyatta says campus attackers "embedded" in Kenya's Muslim community

Kenya`s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university were "deeply embedded" in Kenya, and called on Kenyan Muslims to help prevent radicalisation.

Five suspects nabbed in connection to Kenya's Garissa University gun attack
Five suspects nabbed in connection to Kenya's Garissa University gun attack

Five people have been nabbed in connection to the gun attack in Kenya`s Garissa University, which killed 148 people, sources said.

Somalia`s Shebab say holding Christians hostage in Kenya attack

 Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab said their gunmen were holding Christian hostages after attacking a Kenyan university on Thursday in an ongoing assault in revenge for Nairobi`s troops fighting in Somalia.

Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead: Government

A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.

Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead: Official

Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

Islamists storm Mogadishu hotel with govt officials inside

Suspected Islamist fighters stormed a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said.

Kenya's Westgate terror mastermind killed in drone attack

A senior Al Shabaab commander was killed in southern Somalia in a drone attack, a Kenyan security official confirmed on Friday.

Six Somali policemen killed in Islamist attack on central city: Police

Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said.

Boko Haram may attack West: Nigerian minister

The Boko Haram militant group, which has killed thousands in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad since 2009, may be plotting attacks on the West, including Britain, a Nigerian minister said.

Suicide attack targets Somali officials in hotel, kills 10 people

Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday and then stormed inside where politicians had gathered, killing at least 10 people including a lawmaker and lightly wounding two ministers.

Senior Shabaab leader targeted in US drone strike in Somalia

The United States carried out a drone strike in Somalia against a senior leader from the militant group al Shabaab, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, adding that, if successful, it represented a significant blow.