The al- Shabaab increase their attacks on government officials in retaliation for permitting foreign troops in Somalia.
Despite relations having improved recently, a recent skirmish from Galmudug on Puntland territory in Somalia may sour further developments…
At a time when the al-Shabaab have strengthened their hold on Mogadishu, Somali MP Mahdi ‘Ali Othman suggests the use of plain-clothed policemen and security officials.
In the latest chapter of the al-Shabaab offensive which has been ongoing since the New Year, the militant Islamist group launches a large scale attack on the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu. Diplomats from other Uganda and Djibouti are reported to have died in the attack.
Kenyan troops withdraw from the port city of Kismayu in southern Somalia, amongst mass demonstrations demanding that they remain.