A former taxi driver from North Virginia, who had been on the FBI’s most-wanted terror list, has been detained by authorities in Somalia, according to a US law enforcement official.
Somali pirates have released four Thai fishermen that they had held captive for nearly five years, longer than any other hostages seized off the coast of Somalia.
Mortar shells have reportedly landed inside the grounds of the Presidential Palace in Somalia, with the attack being attributed to Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.
Suspected al-Shabaab militants launched a major attack on a hotel in the Somali capital city of Mogadishu, with reports of a car bomb and heavy gunfire.
At least four separatists were arrested by Kenyan police following a raid on a house in the city of Mombasa, according to police officials.
At least 16 people were killed and a further 14 were injured after Somali troops clashed with Sufi fighters following disagreements over regional government.
A twitter account attributed to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has been suspended after the account tweeted an image purporting to show child soldiers being trained.
At least two people, both believed to be suspected looters, have been killed in South Africa, after a week of attacks on immigrant-owned shops in the Johannesburg area.
At least 12 people are dead, including two journalists, and more than 30 others were wounded after a double suicide bombing hit a popular cafe in the town of Baidoa, Somalia.
A UN convoy has been targeted by a car bomb near the main airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killing at least six people.