The group is under pressure on many fronts but its semiterritorial presence enables it to survive.
The explosion did not damage the plane's navigation system, and this is what enabled the pilot to make the emergency landing
By 2014 US troops were carrying out almost two operations, exercises, or activities somewhere in Africa every day.
Pope Francis in Africa. What both his and Obama’s visit reveal about how continent has changed or stayed the same
If Pope Francis had visited Cameroon on this trip, he would have met the same big man Pope John Paul found in office in 1995 - Paul Biya.
Murder of top ranking Ugandan and Nigerian state prosecutor could further complicate the lives of a growing number of countries.
Shabaab kills 50 in Somalia, in Tunisia gunman fells 38 as Islamists stage multiple attacks: Tourists flee
From Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and France, it was a bloody day. Extremists vow to make holy month of Ramadan anything but holy.
Standard & Poor's ratings agency has downgraded the sovereign ratings of oil exporters, while Kenya and Ghana are cushioned by their "humility"
The terror group Al-Shabaab killed at least 67 people in a September 2013 attack on the mall.
Kenya massacre adds to bloody start of 2015 as terrorists strike all over Africa; leaders to meet in Malabo
When the attacks in each of the African countries are looked at together, a troubling pattern emerges.
From Nigeria, Cameroon, Somalia to Libya it has been bad days at the office for Africa's terror groups
Clashes between Chadian troops and Boko Haram fighters during a raid in Nigeria have killed 200 Islamists and nine soldiers.
Attacks on US interests and citizens is a key factor in the size of the bounty – more than causing death or destruction in a more “generalised” sense.
Part of the reason is that none of their countries are categorised as free, with marches there either banned or restricted, and the media targeted.
The Multinational-Joint Task Force, which was stationed at the base, is comprised of troops drawn from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
When IS kidnapped the Yazidi girls, it cited Boko Haram kidnapping the Chibok showgirls, and Kenya police found IS flag in Mombasa mosque.
Shabab have carried out a string of high profile attacks in Mogadishu this year, including against the presidency, parliament and intelligence HQ.
Al-Shabaab militant attacked bus in north Kenya and executed 28 non-Muslims.
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United Nations also tightens noose around Al-Shabaab, as South African mourns fallen world beating athlete.
"The loss to the largest Al-Qaeda affiliate in Africa reflects years of painstaking work by... intelligence" forces.
The Sri Lanka counterinsurgency model is a cautionary tale…the object should not be to defeat the enemy but to win the public.