A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.
Extremists behind the siege at a university in Kenya boast a "pioneering" media strategy that has paved the way for other media-savvy terrorists like ISIS. But it's still a chilling experience to get a call from al-Shabad amid a terror attack.
This Somali American was devastated when his teenage nephew traveled from Minneapolis to Mogadishu to join the extremists of al-Shabab. Now ISIS seems to be using the same recruiting networks to lure American teens to Syria and Iraq.
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades. Somali immigrants say the move is cutting off a vital lifeline — and may actually harm the fight against terror.
Kenyan authorities say they've identified one of the al-Shabab militants who laid siege to Nairobi's Westgate Mall last month. He's a Somali who grew up in Norway. And it seems Norwegian police knew he was a risk three years ago.
Illegal sales of ivory and rhino horn are estimated to be a $2 billion a year industry. And some of that money is going to fund Islamic militant terrorists, according to a Dutch conservation group.
Cities are centers of culture, but they're also increasingly home turf for militant warfare. That's what counter-insurgency guru David Kilcullen argues in his new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla.
A BBC filmmaker doing a documentary on the extremist group al-Shabab got a rare glimpse into its recruiting tactics