Islamic State or Al-Qaeda? Somalia's Shebab mulls future
Mogadishu - Somalia's Shebab militants are divided over whether to maintain their allegiance to Al-Qaeda or shift to Islamic State, according to militant and security sources, analysts and clan elders.
Dadaab refugees dismiss attacks orchestrated from camps
Facing prosecutions and clampdown by Kenyan forces after series of attacks across Kenya, refugees in the world's largest refugee camp have dismissed the government's claims that the camp shelter terrorists who carried out deadly attacks in the East African nation.
Residents of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday condemned as “collective punishment” Kenya’s shutting down of money transfer services to the country over suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab.
Kenyan governors build confidence to secure tipoffs on Islamists
Governors of Kenyan regions near the border with Somalia say they are encouraging new ways for residents who do not trust the police to report local Islamist cells and sympathizers, shifting strategy since the deadly Garissa university attack this month.
Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife
Somalia's prime minister warned Thursday that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and Al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.