Sunday, October 6, 2013
In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago but aborting a mission to capture a terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight.
Madagascar deployed security forces onto a popular tourist island Saturday to track down members of a raging mob which lynched and burned two Europeans and a local man they accused of killing a local boy.
Kenya's military spokesman on Saturday named four men — including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali — he said took part in the Islamist militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago in which at least 67 people were killed.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Tensions simmered Friday on the once idyllic Madagascar resort island where a mob lynched two Europeans and a local man suspected of killing a boy for his organs.
Rwanda's army on Friday slammed United States' sanctions for the use of child soldiers by rebels it is accused of supporting in Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it had no factual basis.
Guinea's opposition called on Friday for the annulment of parliamentary elections held on September 28, alleging that the vote had been tarnished by widespread fraud.
Friday, October 4, 2013
A Nigerian charter plane with 20 people on board suffered engine failure shortly after takeoff from Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, crash-landing near an airport fuel depot and killing at least 13 people, officials said.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Kenyan lawmakers probing apparent security lapses during the deadly assault on Nairobi's Westgate mall by Islamist gunmen started work Tuesday as inter-faith prayers were held for the 67 confirmed killed.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday opened fire in a college dormitory in northeast Nigeria as the students slept, killing at least 40 people, in the latest massacre blamed on the Islamist insurgents.