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.
The al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which has killed at least five people, including two Turks, and wounded 14. Turkey's Foreign Ministry condemns the attack.
As Ethiopia’s conflict with its Tigray region intensifies, with rockets being fired at Eritrea’s capital Asmara, the danger of the conflict drawing in regional actors heightens.
UN Security Council reaffirms the arms embargo on Somalia that bans the resale or transfer of weapons or military equipment supplied to Somalia to avoid them being used by al Shabab militants.
As Trump considers withdrawing US troops from Somalia, Somali analysts believe this is dangerous rhetoric which has more to do with domestic politics than security in Somalia and the wider region.
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