Kenyan soldiers launched an attack on Kismayo, the last stronghold of Islamist group Al Shabab in Somalia. But many worry that if Kismayo falls, Al Shabab may revert to terrorist attacks.
A UN contract to buy charcoal for African Union troop kitchens in Somalia may indirectly be funding the country's Al Qaeda-allied Islamist army, the Monitor has learned.
Top Islamist Somali militants are said to be fleeing Kismayo as African Union forces close in. The loss of the port city would be a blow to their operations – and their finances.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was not injured in today's suicide bombings, but the attacks may be representative of some of the many challenges he'll face in leading Somalia.
Somalia's parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new leader for the African nation on Monday.
Air and sea attacks around the key Somali port city of Kismayo this week point to a long-awaited offensive by the African Union Mission in Somalia against seasoned Al Shabab fighters.
Twitter is an unfiltered space for Islamist extremists. Groups are using the service to provide the jihadist take on current events and conflicts.
Religious divides appear to be deepening as riots continued in Mombasa, Kenya, in the wake of a cleric's killing. Extremist group Al Shabab called on Muslims to 'take matters into their own hands.'
Kenyan police fired tear gas at gangs of youths in Mombasa Tuesday as riots continued over the killing of a Muslim cleric with links to the extremist group Al Shabab.
The shooting death Monday of Muslim cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo, who is under US sanctions for ties to the Islamist militant group Al Shabab, has renewed concerns about extrajudicial killings in Kenya.