2014-10-31 Ahmed Omar has not released a public statement since his ascension to power in September, which some analysts say indicates weakness and a lack of leadership ability.
2014-10-30 Al-Shabaab destroyed water wells and infrastructure as they fled an advancing military offensive. Now, for the first time in years, aid agencies are providing services to those areas.
2014-10-29 Mediation efforts are under way to resolve a dispute between the president and prime minister over a cabinet reshuffle that threatens to undermine the work of the Somali government.
2014-10-28 As government centres step up security measures, al-Shabaab has resorted to bombing cafés where civilians gather, a sign of the group's continuing decline, Mogadishu residents say.
2014-10-27 To win the war against extremism, "we have to reveal the real nature of Islam which is peaceful, tolerant, moderate and democratic," says Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail.
2014-10-24 Four organisations are coming together to raise awareness about the dangers extremist ideology in towns where al-Shabaab previously had strong influence such as Barawe and Bulo Burde.
2014-10-23 Kenya is sending a team of medical professionals to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, but some say they are concerned that the country is ill-equipped to handle the virus at home.
2014-10-22 Hailed as a major military success against al-Shabaab, the liberation of Barawe is a test of the Somali government's ability to provide services and maintain security for the long term.
2014-10-21 Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo last month ordered a lifestyle audit for junior officers in order to purge the police force of corruption.
2014-10-20 Political analysts call into question the validity of the agreement signed between the federal government and Puntland administration, and the precedent it sets for the federalism process.
2014-10-17 After Somali and AMISOM troops liberated Barawe, residents say they are finally able to live without fear and do what they like, such as watch television and use smartphones.
2014-10-16 Police response to the attacks was "slow and disjointed", according to a scathing oversight report, and citizens say they want those who failed to stop the attacks to be prosecuted.
2014-10-16 An al-Shabaab spokesperson claimed responsibility for two car bombs detonated outside cafés in the past three days, killing at least 18 and injuring dozens, and warned of more attacks to come.
2014-10-15 Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has ordered county and divisional police commanders not to speak to the media, prompting criticism from journalists and advocates.
2014-10-14 Stakeholders are looking to eventual graduates to help Somalia modernise its economy recover from decades of war, while the students say they are thankful for free education.
2014-10-13 Analysts say the bloody incident does not detract from the fact that security in Mogadishu has markedly improved in recent months.
2014-10-10 The ministry is planning to create the Somali National Youth Forum to educate youth about governance and rule of law to enable them to become local and national leaders.
2014-10-09 The national volunteer initiative aims to enable recent university graduates to mentor primary school students and to serve as a career development opportunity for unemployed youth.
2014-10-08 Residents of Middle Jubba region say al-Shabaab is forcefully taking their remaining camels, cattle and goats, after most of them perished due to the severe drought conditions.
2014-10-07 Since August, about 50 Aweer families have been displaced from the forest, forcing the community to depend on donations from nearby town residents.
2014-10-06 The port city of Barawe represented al-Shabaab's last major stronghold in Somalia and was a key source of revenue for the militant group.
2014-10-03 For the first time since the rise of al-Shabaab, citizens in the capital city say they feel confident speaking in public against the group and its atrocities without fear of retribution.
2014-10-02 The Mogadishu Port Workers Union is protesting pay cuts and layoffs after the government handed over management of the port to Turkish company Albayrak.
2014-10-01 Okoa Kenya and the Council of Governors are campaigning to amend the constitution, but experts say the issue is poor leadership, not constitutional weakness.
Stakeholders are looking to eventual graduates to help Somalia modernise its economy recover from decades of war, while the students say they are thankful for free education.
Kenya's national amputee football team has been training in Nairobi to compete in the Amputee Football World Cup, to be held in Mexico from November 30th to December 8th. The rules, similar to those of regular football, have been adapted for the teams' players.