Officials in Kenya say two explosions coupled with gunfire have been heard at an upmarket hotel and office complex in the capital Nairobi.
A Chief Magistrate’s court sitting in Nairobi, ruled on Monday that three out of four suspects accused of aiding in the terror attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall in September 2013 had a case to answer.
Somalia has kicked out the country’s top United Nations official in a decision likely to harm relations with foreign powers backing government attempts to restore stability after decades of turmoil.
Police said at least five people were killed and four wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president’s residence in the Somali capital.
Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least 14 of his followers, a police officer said.