Interactive / Africa 12 October 2018 Al-Shabaab’s attacks in East Africa: A timeline Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print Five years after an attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, Al-Shabaab appears committed to striking targets across East Africa. Security crackdowns have blunted its capacity to stage regular assaults, but complacency could roll back those gains, as could failure to engage with communities in which the group recruits. Starting from Al-Qaeda’s first major attack in East Africa, this timeline tracks Al-Shabaab’s advances and setbacks in Somalia, as well its attacks in Uganda and Kenya. Related Tags Jihad in Modern Conflict Horn of Africa Kenya Somalia More for you Event Recording / United States The War on Terror: Twenty More Years? (Online Event, 20th October 2021) Interactive / Global U.S. military counter-terrorism hostilities and detention operations since 2001 Up Next Podcast / Africa Could Talking to Mali's Jihadists Bring Peace?