Somalia’s Alqaida wing, The Alshabab has launched a night raid in Baidoa of south-west Somalia.
Weapons still being bought and sold illegally in the Somali capital, despite government efforts to close down the trade.
The former prime minister of Somalia, who oversaw the drafting of the new constitution and helped lead the country toward stabilization, visited Minneapolis over the weekend.
It says much for the baffling politics of Nigerian football that a week before the Cup of Nations began there were moves afoot in the sports ministry to have Stephen Keshi replaced as coach. And it says much for the 52-year-old's strength of character, his combination of thick skin, single-mindedness and good humour that he was able to ignore all the distractions so that he stood on the touchline in Johannesburg on Sunday night beaming as only the second man – after the Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary – to win the Cup of Nations as both player and coach.
The U.N. Security Council is preparing to consider a report on Somalia from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that includes options and recommendations for a future U.N. role in the country.