Kenyan MPs in heated pre-vote debate on terror law `that trims freedoms`

Kenyan lawmakers prepared to vote Thursday on controversial security legislation that would give authorities new powers to hold terror suspects and curtail journalists` freedoms if they are deemed to be "undermining" investigations.

Crashed Kenyan fighter pilot missing in rebel-held Somalia: Army

A Kenyan fighter pilot whose jet crashed in an area controlled by al Qaeda-affiliated Shebab fighters in southern Somalia is missing, the Army said on Friday.

Somali Islamist plot to attack Ethiopian capital: US

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia`s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

Somali car bomb attack toll rises to 13: President

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Monday that a car bomb which killed at least 13 people the day before was an act of "desperation" by Islamist Shebab insurgents.

US air strike in Somalia targeting Shebab leader: Government

US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, but gave no details if the attack was successful.

Two suspected `terrorists` killed by Kenya police

Kenyan police said on Monday that they faced an angry mob in the country`s northeast after two suspected "terrorists" were killed at the weekend near the Somali border.

US offers USD 3 mn reward for Somali terror suspects

US officials offered a USD 3 million reward for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

USD 5 million announced for arrest of 2 Al-Shebab terrorists

US has announced a bounty of USD 5 million each for the arrest of two Americans, Omar Shafik Hammami and Jehad Serwan Mostafa, who are members of the Somalia-based terrorist organisation Al-Shebab.