At least 27 people have been killed in two explosions in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
Militant group al-Shabaab is extorting large sums of money and forcibly recruiting children from villages in Somalia.
Somalia’s military courts on Tuesday sentenced a man to death over his role in the deadliest bomb attack to take place in the country.
Five Kenyan policemen have been killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack, a government official confirmed this week.
In February 2007, the United Nations approved the proposed mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The peacekeeping mission was tasked with supporting the government with national security operations, training the country’s army, assisting in the delivery of
Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.
The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.
At least 300 people have been killed in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack in decades.
Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Sunday, in an attack which authorities say looks like a terrorist attack.
Somalia forces backed by US troops shot dead ten civilians – including three children – during a counter-terror operation on Friday, witnesses in the area say.
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