Mogadishu's main ambulance service says it has seen at least 38 people dead after Friday's attacks which targeted the presidential palace and a hotel.
Kenya has long been the target of terrorist attacks, particularly since the army's intervention in Somalia in 2011 - but an Oscar-nominated film seeks to bring the harrowing story of a militant attack on a bus to the world stage.
Turkey is temporarily taking over the island for reconstruction. Suakin is at the crossroads between Aden Gulf and the Red Sea, and Saudi Arabia and East Africa. The move is another step for Turkey's engagement policy in Africa.
Somalia is continually plagued by numerous problems, despite growing support for its central government. Other pressing challenges include famine and disease.
The US military says it killed more than 100 militants when it launched an air strike against Al Shabab group's camp in Somalia.
By winning the hearts and minds of the Somali people, Turkey has succeeded where others have failed. Here is why.
Al Qaeda-linked group used guns and car bombs to take control of the base. The attack comes three weeks after an assault on the Kismayu army base near the border with Kenya.
Extrajudicial killings, broad legislation and trumped up allegations of “terrorism” mean Kenya’s Muslims are increasingly under siege. This climate is ushering in a new brutal breed of US-led colonialism on the continent.
The attack took place in Lamu County in which some victims were hacked and others shot dead, officials say.
Death toll may rise as some of the wounded are badly hurt in the attack on a district headquarters in Mogadishu. Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group claims responsibility.
Many soldiers were killed or captured alive in the attack that took place in Af Urur town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, military officials say. Al Shabab said the attack left 61 soldiers dead.
At least 30 people died in a span of 24 hours in shootings and blasts attributed to the militant group.
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