Women's motivations for joining terrorist networks belie Kenyan media accounts of naive girls manipulated through romantic notions of Jihadi brides or wives.
While the insurgent group rebuffs talks on the national stage, it frequently negotiates local issues with the government and other groups through senior clan elders.
In spite of a massive military effort the war against al-Shabaab has been effectively stalemated since 2016.
The death of Al-Shabaab’s leader triggered deadlier suicide bombings as the group desperately tried to demonstrate its resilience.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
New evidence has made possible a more accurate estimate of how many African personnel have died since the Somalia mission deployed in March 2007.
The British prime minister's visit to Africa comes amid increased interest by China and France.
Kenya may never close Dadaab, but it has good reasons for wishing to do so
A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa.