Tag: al Shabaab

Eye witness gives account of Nairobi terror attack

Last night, Nairobi was shook as gunmen from the Somali terrorist group al-shabaab attacked a rather busy 14 Riverside Drive upscale Dusit hotel leaving an unknown number of people dead and scores injured. Joel Chacha, Director at Tell-Em PR with office on the same road, he joins CNBC Africa for more.

Explosion, gunfire shots heard at upmarket hotel complex in Kenyan capital

Explosion and gunfire shots were heard at an upmarket complex in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital on Tuesday afternoon. Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on the hotel; for an update CNBC Africa spoke to eye witness in Nairobi Cynthia Nyamai.

20 years after the Nairobi blast, has Kenya’s security changed?

Terrorist attacks in Kenya date back to 1975. Prior to the country’s military intervention in Somalia in 2011 they had claimed about 300 lives.

Op-Ed: African states don’t prioritise maritime security – here’s why they should

Dirk Siebels | University of Greenwich Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years though, Somali pirates appeared to have a quiet...

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel.

Somali Islamists kill two men and a teenager for gay sex, spying

Homosexuality and gay sex is outlawed in most of Africa's 54 states and can be punishable by imprisonment.

Three Islamist attacks in Somalia and Kenya in 24 hours

Al Shabaab has often launched attacks in neighbouring Kenya, saying it will continue until Kenyan forces were withdrawn.

Car bomb kills 10 outside Somali president's palace – police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 10 people outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.