Suicide car bomb attack targets Mogadishu's police commissioner, killing at least nine people and wounding many others, health official says.
The attack targeted a crowded tea shop near heavily guarded government institutions that is often frequented by members of the Somali security forces.
The reason cited for the closing of the Dadaab refugee complex is security, but it could also be a bargaining chip in an international maritime dispute.
Total suspends work on $20 billion gas project in northern Mozambique, saying it "can no longer operate in the Cabo Delgado province in a safe and efficient manner."
The minibus en route from capital Mogadishu to Jowhar in Middle Shabelle region was blown up near Balad district, killing at least 15 people and injuring four others, officials say.
New head of state was to be chosen by new legislators whose selection was delayed after opponents accused the president of packing regional and national elections boards with his supporters.
If the state doesn't want the insurgency to turn into a prolonged game of whac-a-mole, it will need to address Cabo Delgado's socio-economic shortcomings.
Militants have briefly seized a strategic port city on the eastern African coast, pushing foreign contractors to flee and creating chaos unseen for a long time.
Militants ambushed the town in Cabo Delgado province on Wednesday and have now seized its control after government forces withdrew, security sources say.
Security sources say the central prison, which is holding members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab terrorist group, in the state of Puntland came under attack in the early hours of Friday.
Police say the driver defied orders to stop on Saturday morning, and police opened fire as passersby ran for their lives.
Roadside bomb attack, claimed by Al Shabab militant group, kills 12 agents, including the head of the federal intelligence agency in Dhusamareb town, police say.
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