By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, Kenya’s military launched airstrikes on al-Shabab camps in Somalia for a second day. Meanwhile, Muslim political leaders in Kenya denounced the militant group. Also, about 1,800 people were trapped by Islamic State forces in a…
Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the…
Gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Kenya at dawn, firing at random and killing a total of 147. Survivors said Christians were targeted, some taken as hostages and others murdered on the spot. The day-long siege finally ended when security…
By Larisa Epatko
President Obama has nominated Katherine Dhanani, a long-time diplomat with a specialty in African affairs, to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since 1991.
By Ayan Sheikh
The European Court of Human Rights ordered France to compensate nine Somali pirates accused of carrying out attacks on French ships in 2008, citing judicial delays.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured." But amid unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties, the White House said…
By Margaret Myers
Michael Moore, a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia in January of 2012, was released Tuesday, the German news organization Der Spiegel reported.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
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