In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added a net of 211,000 jobs in April, up sharply from March, and dropping the unemployment rate to 4.4, a nearly 10-year low. Also, a U.S. Navy SEAL was…
By Larisa Epatko
The al-Qaida-affiliated militant group al-Shabab is trying to improve its image by delivering food to parts of Somalia that are suffering from drought.
On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon’s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan…
By Abdi Guled, Associated Press
A car bomb at a marketplace in Somalia's capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official.
By Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako
The country’s interior minister Joseph Nkaissery told the Associated Press the deadline to shut down Dadaab and repatriate its inhabitants has been extended by six months.
By Larisa Epatko
Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Kenya on Monday to discuss regional security, a day after a suicide bombing at a market in Somalia killed at least 20 people.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Siege ends after gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Police say at least 14 people died and nine were injured during the attack.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A U.S. drone strike on Friday targeted a senior military commander of al-Shabab in Somalia, the Pentagon said Wednesday, adding that they can't confirm yet if he was killed.
A new report reveals that the East African nation of Somalia, which has been fighting with the support of the U.S. an insurgency by the radical al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab, may be using children as informants. A Washington Post exclusive reports…
By PBS NewsHour
More than 100 Kenyan troops died in a January attack by terror group al-Shabab. Last week, the group released a video of the operation. As al-Shabab makes gains, is it also winning the propaganda war? Special correspondent Nick Schifrin takes…
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