Militants stage deadly raid on government compound in Somalia

Earlier this month, al-Shabab gunmen killed 148 people at a university in Kenya.

War-torn Nigerian town shows devastating legacy of Boko Haram

The destruction of Gwoza highlights how difficult it will be for the Nigerian government to rebuild.

Kenya, avenging college massacre, bombs al-Shabab camps in Somalia

Air force planes targeting the Islamist group hit two positions in a border area, a military spokesman said.



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Kenyan official’s son identified as one of the gunmen in last week’s massacre

The official had reported his son missing last year, fearing that he had joined the militant group al-Shabab.

  • Abigail Higgins
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  • Apr 5, 2015

Militant group threatens additional attacks on Kenya

The warning followed a university massacre. One alleged gunman was identified as an official’s son.

  • Abigail Higgins
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  • Apr 5, 2015

Al-Shabab statement on deadly campus assault in Kenya

The Somali Islamist group describes the attack as “retaliation” and warns of more bloodshed to come.

  • Apr 4, 2015

Kenya faces the grim aftermath of school massacre

Survivors of the brutal college attack that left 148 dead recall running for their lives as Islamist militants stormed campus dormitories, shooting people and taking hostages.

  • Abigail Higgins, Jessica Hatcher
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  • Apr 4, 2015

Al-Shabab attacks Kenyan university, killing at least 147

More than 500 students were rescued after the Islamist militants attacked the campus, shooting some young people and taking others hostage.

Nigeria’s new president, an ex-military man, vows to crush Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari says crushing the Islamist insurgency will be a priority.

Nigeria opposition candidate wins presidency in historic race

Muhammadu Buhari stuck to a populist message and pulled off the first upset in 16 years of democracy.

U.S., Britain fear possible ‘political interference’ in Nigerian election

The harsh warning came as the announcement of results in the hard-fought race began to trickle in.

In Nigeria, anxiously awaiting results to a crucial election

Nigerians celebrated a relatively peaceful election day, but worried about fraud and possible violence.

Nigerian presidential vote is extended amid glitches and fears of violence

Boko Haram insurgents pose a threat, as do voters who could erupt into protest if their candidate loses.

Nigeria denies that Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northeast

The reports came with elections just days away and the government claiming success in the multinational campaign against the militant group.

Ebola took away her family, home and job. Now she’s trying to start over.

After losing 29 relatives, Josephine Dolley took in six orphans and is determined to provide for them despite Liberia’s economic crisis.

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