Islamist extremist militants have carried out a spate of attacks targeting villages in the northern Cabo Delgado province on April 6 and 7.
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.
At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel.
The man identifying himself as Shekau said in a video that they had not been flushed out of anywhere.
Judges said the sentence took into account al-Mahdi's expression of remorse and cooperation with the court.
Government planes attacked the fighters in the village of Taye inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday night.