Businessman and politician Said Abdullahi Deni was elected president of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland in northern Somalia on Tuesday in a vote by regional lawmakers.
Lawmakers will elect a new president Tuesday in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland, which is battling factions of al-Qaeda and Islamic State.
Christian was nodding off in the back of a Black Hawk helicopter when he heard the first explosion.
The U.S. Defense Department is denying a media report the U.S. is planning to reduce its operations in Somalia.
The United Nations plans to replace an envoy who was expelled from Somalia after questioning the arrest of a political candidate with an extremist history, the world body said Friday.