Al Shabaab Islamic militants on Monday threatened to kill hostages they were holding in the Nairobi shopping mall after Kenyan troops launched what could be a final assault. Follow the latest from the siege in Kenya on FRANCE 24's live blog.
Kenyan troops have launched a "major" assault on al Shabaab militants holding hostages at a Nairobi shopping mall, the government crisis team said Sunday, in a bid to end a deadly siege that the Red Cross says has so far claimed 68 lives.
An attack this week in northeastern Nigeria has left at least 142 people dead, an official in Borno state said Sunday. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents dressed as soldiers set up checkpoints along a highway and gunned down travellers.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said Sunday that Kenya would “not relent" in its fight against terrorism amid a continuing stand-off with al Shabaab militants who are holding hostages at a Nairobi mall they stormed a day earlier, killing at least 59 people.
At least 39 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed an upscale Nairobi mall, Kenya's president said on Saturday. Al Shabaab militants said the attack was retaliation for Kenya's involvement fighting Islamists in neighbouring Somalia.
Kenyan police have isolated a group of gunmen who killed at least 30 people after they stormed an upscale Nairobi shopping centre on Saturday, security sources said. Witnesses said the gunmen killed a number of shoppers execution-style.
An estimated 130 radicalised French nationals or residents are in Syria fighting to overthrow the regime, France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls (pictured) said on Thursday, a statistic he called “worrying” for French national security.