In an unpredicted move Hassan Dahir Aweys one of Alshabab’s prominent leaders surrendered himself to Himin and Heb authorities last night.
The UK government is being urged to stop Barclays closing the last account in Somalia which allows its citizens overseas to send money back home. A group of aid practitioners said the service was a "lifeline" for an estimated 40% of the Somali population which rely on the transfers.
BRITAIN is spending £14million on a jail to lock up terrorists and pirates — in Somalia.
Taxpayers’ money will also go to fund mobile criminal courts in lawless states currently plagued by al-Qaeda.
Six members of a Somali Islamist militia were killed Thursday in internal violence in Barawe, a port town south of Mogadishu under the group's control, witnesses said, one day after the group attacked a UN compound.
The international community had hoped that Somalia would soon stabilize. But the recent attack on a UN compound shows that the security situation is still precarious and the terrorist militia al-Shabab is still active.