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.
Since August, about 50 Aweer families have been displaced from the forest, forcing the community to depend on donations from nearby town residents.
In the second phase of Operation Indian Ocean, the Somali National Army and African Union Mission in Somalia troops captured the port town of Barawe on October 6th, handing al-Shabaab its most significant loss since being driven out of Mogadishu and Kismayo.