The US military has conducted an airstrike in Somalia in response to an attack by al-Shabaab militants against a Somali-led force and its accompanying US military advisors.
Kenya has joined the Global Coalition against Daesh, an international group of nations standing together in the fight against Islamic State.
Five people in Ethiopia have been charged with terrorism for trying to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack during a rally in June.
At least 10 people have been killed in South Sudan after a grenade exploded in a busy nightclub.
Five football fans were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded at a packed stadium in Barawe, southern Somalia.
Kenyan security forces have been accused of abducting and killing civilians in Nairobi and the northeast during counter terrorism operations.
Al-Shabaab has killed at least six people in an attack on two buses in Kenya’s Mandera County.
Police in Kenya say they have arrested two ISIS suspects in the country’s capital, foiling attacks allegedly planned for Nairobi and Mombassa.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Somalia – its first carried out in East Africa.
African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops in Somalia have killed four civilians after reportedly mistaking them for Al-Shabaab militants.