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Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Somalia's Al-Shabab names new leader mounts revenge attacks

Mogadishu - A US drone strike recently killed Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane. The group has threatened revenge strikes in retaliation. The group lost no time in naming a new leader Ahmad Umar to replace Godane.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Shebab's new leader 'a devout, ruthless hardliner': Sources

Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.

Somalia's Shebab wounded but dangerous, unpredictable

Nairobi - The US missiles that smashed into Somalia's Islamist chief this week ended the life of the one of the world's most wanted men, but not the danger of his Shebab insurgents, analysts warn.

Somalia on high alert after Shebab leader confirmed dead

Mogadishu - Somalia's government warned Saturday of a wave of retaliatory attacks by the country's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels after their leader was confirmed to have been killed in a US air strike.

U.S. says Shebab chief killed in bombing raid in Somalia

Washington - The United States said Friday it had killed the chief of Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in a bombing raid in Somalia, touting it as a model for an assault on Islamic State jihadists.

Somalia Shebab chief likely dead in US strike

Nairobi - The death of the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels in a US air strike is a "very strong probability," but still remains unconfirmed, security sources told AFP Wednesday.

Somali rebel leader's fate unclear after US air strike

Mogadishu - US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said.

U.S. targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike

Mogadishu - U.S. forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said Tuesday.

Somali 'Shebab' attack ends with four militants killed

Mogadishu - Somali security forces said Sunday they had killed at least four Shebab militants, ending a coordinated car bomb and gun attack against the national intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in the capital Mogadishu.

Troops 'liberate' Islamist stronghold in Somalia offensive

Mogadishu - African Union forces claimed to have liberated a former Shebab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters.

Somalia sentences Islamist killers of journalist to death

Mogadishu - A military court in Somalia has sentenced two Islamist Shebab gunmen to death for killing a journalist, the information minister said Saturday.

Somali Singer, MP, Saado Ali Warsame Assassinated in Mogadishu Special

Toronto - Legendary Somali singer and parliamentarian, Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead near her hotel residence in the Hodan District of Mogadishu around 12:00pm local time when her vehicle was sprayed with bullets by armed militants.

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.

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Somalia sacks security chiefs after latest Shebab attack

Mogadishu - Somalia's president sacked his security chiefs Wednesday after Islamist Shebab fighters struck the heart of government in an escalating campaign of attacks in the capital and across east Africa.

Militants storm Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu - Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed attack on Somalia's presidential palace, penetrating the heavily fortified complex in the capital Mogadishu before blowing themselves up.

Al Shabab fighters storm presidential palace in Somalia

Mogadishu - Al-Shabab fighters stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Interior Ministry reported the the president Hassan Mohamud was not in the compound when the attack happened.

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Mogadishu - Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.

Several killed by Somali suicide car bomb blast near parliament

Mogadishu - Several people were killed when a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said.

Somalia's Shebab warn of Mogadishu attacks during Ramadan

Mogadishu - Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants have warned they will step up attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Sunday.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shebab bases: African Union

Mogadishu - Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab with scores of fighters killed, the African Union said Monday, claims the extremists dismissed as lies.

Kenya president blames 'local political networks' for attacks

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday blamed "local political networks" for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia's Shebab militants.

Scores killed in two days of attacks on Kenyan coast

Malindi - At least 64 people have been killed in two consecutive nights of carnage in Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, with the Kenyan president blaming "local political networks" and Somalia's Shebab insisting they were responsible.

Islamist gunmen kill at least 48 in Kenya attack

Mombasa - At least 48 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said Monday.

Somali parliament hit by car bombing, gun attack

Mogadishu - A huge car bomb went off near the Somali parliament in Mogadishu on Saturday and heavy gunfire immediately broke out, police and witnesses said."There is an attack near the parliament building. There was a car bomb explosion and gunfire broke out.

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Nairobi - Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday.
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A team of smiling volunteers holding donation boxes, photos and placards.
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A large crowd gathers at the Bayshore Park in Ottawa to receive the Walk for Somalia team.
A large crowd gathers at the Bayshore Park in Ottawa to receive the Walk for Somalia team.
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Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at Toronto's welcoming reception held in her honour.
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A large crowd packed Toronto's Days Hotel to capacity to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan.
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Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim's visit
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Professor Mohamed Siyyad Togane addressing the public during the event.
Professor Mohamed Siyyad Togane addressing the public during the event.
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Abdifatah Warsame Maroyare, co-ordinator for the Centre for Youth Mentoring and Development Services applauds during the proceedings.
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Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim s visit
Crisis in Somalia-Pictures from Mr Solheim's visit
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East Africa deals with Overpopulation
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Shadya Yasin, youth activist, poet and community organizer addressing the public during the event.
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Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
Somali artists entertain a festive crowd that turned out to welcome H.E. Fawzia Adan in Toronto.
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Saado Ali receives a warm welcome at the Dadaab refugee camp.
Saado Ali receives a warm welcome at the Dadaab refugee camp.
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Ottawa residents line up at the finish line to welcome the Walk for Somalia heroes.
Ottawa residents line up at the finish line to welcome the Walk for Somalia heroes.
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Walk for Somalia team members Abdirahman and Abdikarim share experiences from the walk during the me...
Walk for Somalia team members Abdirahman and Abdikarim share experiences from the walk during the meet and greet session at Toronto City Hall.
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Volunteers at a TTC Subway Station.
Volunteers at a TTC Subway Station.
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From Left: Leila, Suad, Nawal, Sagal and Nasro.
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The Warsame family: Abdifatah, holding son, Hanad, 8 months old and wife Aziza, with daughters Samia 3, (left) and Istar 5 (right).
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A Feed Somalia volunteer holding a donation box stands beside a giant poster depicting the images of the famine.
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