Two missing Kenyan girls claim they've joined Islamist group in Syria
Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria. If true, the youths will become the first confirmed cases of Kenyans who have joined the ISIS.
White Widow 'has killed 400 people' as key figure in al-Shabaab
Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the White Widow, is at the "right hand" of terror leaders in Somalia.
Spy chief says White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite is responsible for the deaths of at least 400 people, including last month's slaughter of 148 people at a university in Kenya, according to Somali security chiefs.
She is thought to have risen through the ranks of terror organisation al-Shabaab quickly after many of its leaders died in drone attacks and is now at the heart of its deadly mission.
An attempt by North Korea to establish a diplomatic mission in Nairobi has been turned down.
The rebuff projects the view that Kenya does not want to be seen to be warming up to the world’s pariah state.
S.Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown
Pretoria - More than 3,900 people -- including 1,650 illegal immigrants -- have been arrested in South Africa during a controversial police crackdown after April's deadly xenophobic violence, authorities said Sunday.
This past week, at a pre-trial hearing for five young Somali-Americans accused of attempting to join the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis announced that he would consider moving the men from prison to a halfway house while they awaited trial, provided that their lawyers could come up with a satisfactory “creative release” plan.
Burundi's president urges end to protest, coup leader at large
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's spokesman said he had returned to the capital on Friday after a failed coup but that the general behind it had not been arrested as he had reported earlier, adding to confusion after three days of turmoil.