2014-09-19 The revised ban on foreign employees in the country still poses a threat to trade relations with its neighbouring countries, observers say.
2014-09-19 Citizens returning to liberated towns now have the freedom to do what they want, such as hold wedding ceremonies, watch television and use smartphones – activities banned by al-Shabaab.
2014-09-18 As the nation prepares to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack, Kenyans wonder whether they are any safer today.
2014-09-17 The 45-day amnesty announced by the Somali president is haemorrhaging the ranks of al-Shabaab at the same time allied forces prepare to take over the strategic town of Barawe.
2014-09-16 The move aims to bolster police presence at numerous checkpoints on roads leading to Somalia, with one official saying corruption among police officers is 'main challenge to security'.
2014-09-15 Excessive bureaucratic delays at weighbridges and border points, illegal fees and poor infrastructure are the biggest hindrances to trade in the region, according to a new report.
2014-09-12 Mombasa Republican Council officials say the government's claims are aimed at diverting attention away from the police's failures to protect the public.
2014-09-12 Citizens around Somalia welcomed the killing of al-Shabaab's leader but say authorities must remain vigilant and keep sustained pressure on the group.
2014-09-11 With their territorial control shrinking, and finances crumbling, al-Shabaab fighters have resorted to looting stores that sell food.
2014-09-10 Unresolved issues with fuel importation and storage, combined with lack of government oversight, make shortages in the Somaliland region a common, painful occurrence.
2014-09-10 Nearly a year after al-Shabaab's siege of Westgate mall, victims of the attack and their friends and family say the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane is retribution for the terror he orchestrated.
2014-09-09 War and instability have facilitated the spread of erroneous religious teachings by groups like al-Shabaab, and only through proper education can Somalis rid this scourge from the country.
2014-09-08 Even though the militant group was quick to name a successor, many say that the deceased leader was the glue holding the fractious group together.
2014-09-05 Observers say the timing of the government's plan to approve billions of shillings in new spending for county assemblies is questionable and akin to buying political support.
2014-09-04 Media rights groups and Somali journalists are calling on the country's lawmakers to intervene in what appears to be an escalating effort by security forces to clamp down on the press.
2014-09-03 African security chiefs and heads of state have agreed to work together to combat terrorism and international crime during a series of meetings hosted by Kenya.
2014-09-02 Militia leader Barre Adam Shire Hirale has agreed to end a political deadlock after accepting a peace plan laid out by the Somali federal government and Interim Jubba Administration.
2014-09-02 Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was reportedly the main target of US airstrikes in Somalia, and militant leaders are tight-lipped about his fate.
2014-09-01 With the government ramping up convictions and handing down harsh sentences to al-Shabaab members, Somali parents are educating their children about the dangers of extremism.
Even though the militant group was quick to name a successor, many say that the deceased leader was the glue holding the fractious group together.
Since the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army began their new offensive against al-Shabaab militants, they have captured numerous towns and villages throughout Somalia, and now the forces are poised to take the strategic al-Shabaab stronghold of Barawe.