Police kill nine 'insurgents' in Mozambique
Police in Mozambique said on Sunday that they killed nine "insurgents" in the country's far north after ten people were decapitated by suspected jihadists in the region last weekend.
Al Shabaab kill 5 police in northeast Kenya, official says
Somalia’s al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya, in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets, a senior official said.
Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing
A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief said.
Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb
Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, a once bustling district, before gathering at a stadium where they chanted: "We are ready to fight".
Somali soldier sentenced to death for mistakenly killing minister
A court martial on Monday sentenced a Somali soldier to death for killing a government minister after mistaking him for an Islamist militant.
28 killed in Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel
Twenty-eight people were killed Wednesday when Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a popular Mogadishu hotel, setting off two car bombs and opening fire on security guards, according to the city's main ambulance service.
Shabaab takes Somali town after Ethiopia troop pullout
Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union ...
Of hijabs and robes: The challenge of secularity in Nigeria
In 2000, the then Zamfara State governor, Ahmad Sani Yerima, precipitated a constitutional crisis in Nigeria when he instituted the implementation of the Islamic Sharia law in the state.