Gunfire erupted in the Somalian capital Mogadishu as tensions spiked over President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's extended stay in power, after his four-year term expired in February before fresh presidential elections were held.
At least 100 civilians killed in volatile area claimed by both Somali and Afar regions, officials say, highlighting woes facing PM Abiy Ahmed that extend well beyond ongoing conflict in Tigray region.
The Ethiopian state under the cover of the War on Terror has criminalised its Somali population, causing unrest and resentment in the East African country.
The hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew were released after a gun battle and intense negotiations, officials and pirates said.
Al Shabaab claims responsibility for the attack that killed three people at a restaurant frequented by members of the national security forces.
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