AMISOM

africa

Al-Shabaab claims a car bomb attack that killed 10 in Mogadishu

The radical Islamist group says it carried out an assault on the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu.
VICE News and Reuters
7.31.16
africa

Foreign Soldiers Reportedly Attacked an al-Shabaab Base in Somalia, Days After US Airstrikes

Reports of the early morning incident came from both al Shabaab and a Somali official saying foreign soldiers from an unnamed country traveled by helicopters and landed near the militant's base 30 miles outside Mogadishu.
Kayla Ruble
3.9.16
africa

Journalist Turned al Shabaab Commander Sentenced to Death in Somalia for Murdering Reporters

Hassan Hanafi, a 30-year-old former media officer for the militant group, was sentenced on Thursday for the murder of six journalists in the East African country.
VICE News and Reuters
3.3.16
africa

Al Shabaab May Have Killed 200 Kenyan Soldiers in January Attack

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said 200 Kenyan soldiers were killed in the raid earlier this year. The Kenyan government denied this tally and has refused to release its own figures.
Reuters and VICE News
2.25.16
africa

Kenya Says It Killed al Shabaab's Intelligence Chief

Kenyan troops say they killed al Shabaab's deputy commander and head of intelligence Mohamed Karatey during a graduation ceremony for insurgent fighters on February 8.
VICE News and Reuters
2.18.16
africa

At Least 13 Dead After al Shabaab Bombing and Shootout at Mogadishu Hotel

Members of the Islamist militant group bombed a hotel where government officials and lawmakers stay before engaging in an hours-long shootout with Somali security forces.
Reuters and VICE News
11.1.15
politics

Ethiopians Aren't Optimistic That Obama Can Help End Country's Human Rights Abuses

Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Johnny Magdaleno
7.27.15
africa

Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack a Christmas Party at an African Union Base in Somalia

Officials say eight militants entered the Amisom compound in Mogadishu on Thursday, with troops killing at least five of the fighters from the Islamist militant group.
Kayla Ruble
12.25.14
Somalia

Somalia: The Fight Against al Shabaab

VICE News travels to Somalia to see how the country is dealing with the ever-present threat of al Shabaab.
VICE News
11.17.14
VICE News

Somalia: The Fight Against al Shabaab

Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Somalia to learn how the militant group al Shabaab evolved from a localized threat to a regional one.​
VICE Staff
11.17.14
Al Shabaab

Al-Shabaab Is Confiscating Camera-Equipped 'Spy' Phones

This is not the first time that the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group has picked a fight with technology.
Alice Speri
3.20.14