Britney Spears songs played to scare off Somali pirates
Metro reports that Britney Spears' songs "Oops! I Did It Again" and "One More Time" are used by the merchant navy to scare off Somali pirates along Africa's east coast.
More Westgate Mall attack details emerge. And they're not comforting
Kenya's worst terrorist attack in 15 years, now one month old, is still provoking more questions than answers.
Suicide blast at Somalia restaurant kills at least 16
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the suicide blast at a restaurant in the town of Beledweyne in central Somalia on Saturday.
Uganda on alert over fears of Kenya-style mall attack
Al Qaeda linked Shebaab: "Westgate was just the beginning"
US Navy SEALs face a fight in Somalia
The failed weekend special forces raid near Mogadishu is raising new questions about US military capability in Somalia.
Kerry defends US capture of alleged Al-Qaeda operative in Libya
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday insisted the capture of an alleged Al-Qaeda operative in Libya in a US raid was legal, after Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap."
Survey: Africans say continent's macroeconomic growth isn't helping them
The Afrobarometer survey, focusing on the perceptions of Africans themselves, adds important nuance to the poverty debate.
Who is Al Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane?
The Westgate Mall attack mastermind is a 'hardcore jihadi' who grew up a quiet, pious poetry lover.
The 'known unknowns' of the Nairobi terrorist attack
The militant siege of a Nairobi mall is over, but almost nothing is clear. What do we know that we don't know?
A year later, 5 reasons Al Shabaab attacked Kenya that still matter
Just weeks ago, the alleged mastermind of the Westgate mall attack, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed in a US air strike. Here's why the assault happened in the first place.
Al Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane claims responsibility for Westgate mall attack
Ahmed Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr, warned Kenya of further violence in retribution for attacks in Somalia.
What's next for terror-struck Kenya? 3 Questions with GlobalPost's senior correspondent in Nairobi
The militant siege of an upscale Nairobi mall has ended. But it has probably changed Kenya.
Kenya mall shooting victims mourned in Nairobi
Authorities in Nairobi, Kenya, searching Westgate Shopping Mall for bodies, explosives following four-day siege.
Westgate fallout: Kenya's 'island of peace' disrupted
Analysis: The Westgate Mall attack is a reminder that interventions, such as Kenya's invasion of Somalia, carry risk, particularly when they're perceived to be doing the West’s bidding.
Westgate terror: Britain's 'white widow' may have played role in assault
Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the men who carried out the 2005 London attacks, was already wanted in Kenya for her alleged role in a terror plot.
With fresh Kenya attack, is Somalia's Al Qaeda affiliate stronger than ever?
Analysts said Al Shabaab militants had been weakened. But the assault on a Nairobi mall suggests the terror group is far from defeated.
Scenes of terror: Nairobi attack survivors hid for hours, waiting to die
Shoppers caught up in the assault on an upscale Nairobi mall tell GlobalPost where they were when the attack started — and how they managed to survive.
Westgate attack: Al Qaeda-style militants draw Kenyan recruits
Most of Somalia-based Al Shabaab's foreign fighters come from Kenya, analysts say.
150 Somali-owned shops looted in South Africa
Looters in the South African city of Port Elizabeth have been targeting businesses owned by Somali immigrants in an outbreak of xenophobic attacks, police say.
One-on-one with Somalia's embattled president
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talks with GlobalPost about his first rocky year in office.
American, British militants killed in Somalia, witnesses say
American Omar Hammami and Osama al-Britani, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, are said to have died in an early morning attack in a village southwest of Mogadishu.
Blasts in Mogadishu kill at least 15
Al Shabaab insurgents used a suicide attack and a car bomb to kill dozens at a popular restaurant in the Somalian capital.
Al Qaeda in Yemen denies US claims on attack plots
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula denies attack plot and US interception of high-level phone calls.
UN warns of outbreak as polio cases spike in Somalia
Despite being declared polio-free six years ago, Somalia had nearly half the world's total reported cases last year.
Doctors Without Borders pulls out of Somalia
In the wake of increasingly violent attacks, the international medical aid organization has decided that it will end its operations in war-torn Somalia.
Ethiopian military plane crashes in Mogadishu (VIDEO)
An Ethiopian cargo plane carrying weapons crash-landed at the Mogadishu airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing four crew members.
2 Kenyan officials kidnapped by Al Shebaab freed
Two Kenyan officials kidnapped by Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab during an attack in northeast Kenya last year have been freed.
Car bomb attack kills several at Turkish embassy residency in Somalia
Islamist Al Shabab militants claim a deadly attack in Mogadishu.
7 unthinkable urban comebacks to inspire Detroit
Buck up, Motown. From Juarez to Mogadishu to London, anything's possible.
Elephant tusks: the new blood diamonds
African insurgencies are tapping into illegal ivory as a source of funds for their activities on the continent.
Bomber targets peacekeepers in Somali capital, two dead
A suspected suicide bomber attacked a convoy of African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital on Friday.