Not long after the hostage crisis at a Nairobi shopping mall ended, Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for two more deadly attacks near the Somali border. Forensic experts are searching the mall for clues.
The US has warned non-essential diplomatic staff to leave Mogadishu immediately after a specific threat against them. The warning comes as the US's African Command renews drone strikes on jihadist targets in Somalia.
Abu and Gardere worked as teachers in Somalia before joining Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. But what made them decide to leave? DW spoke with the men to hear their side of the story.
Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.
Kenyan police fired live rounds at anti-government protesters in Nairobi as unrest broke out in several cities over election results. Opposition leader Raila Odinga claims he has evidence the vote tally was hacked.
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