2014-03-07 Two separate groups claim legitimacy over the process of forming a new state government in southern Somalia, drawing attention to the recurring political quagmire.
2014-03-07 Muslim scholars hope the new curriculum will standardise Islamic teaching and protect youths from being exposed to extremist ideology.
2014-03-06 Residents said they could not afford to pay the $100,000 extortion money, and now many of them are on the run trying to avoid al-Shabaab patrols.
2014-03-05 In the wake of the Villa Somalia attack, al-Shabaab published pictures of gun-toting boys in an apparent attempt to boost support for the group, but the images are having the opposite effect.
2014-03-05 The Director of Public Prosecutions has reviewed the evidence and cleared the case for trial, providing hope that six men accused of raping a Kenyan teenager will finally face the court.
2014-03-04 The government and allied forces have promised to eliminate al-Shabaab in 2014, but analysts say a long-term plan is needed to ensure effective governance post-liberation.
2014-03-03 A parliamentary report alleges that Somali children obtain Kenyan citizenship through school certificates, but some lawmakers dispute the findings and question the implied security risks.
More than 40 years since the standardised Somali language was first published, the written language is not part of the Somali curriculum and the rules of the language are not enforced.
In early February, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) took to the skies to undertake an aerial census of its elephant population. The pilots covered over 50,000 square kilometres of Tsavo National Park in eastern Kenya.