MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – In a sign Somalia's government may be willing to move away from its corrupt past, the parliament on Tuesday approved a smaller, 10-member Cabinet in a vote that serves as an important victory for the country's new prime minister.
A year after the armed group al-Shabab was driven out of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, life is returning to normal in the city.
"I hope that is just a bad dream that will come to pass,” says Abdunor Ahmed, a Somali based in Kisenyi, Uganda, on his view about Uganda’s intention to withdraw her forces from Somalia.
Defense minister Yussuf Haji has blamed the rising level of insecurity in Garissa town to laxity by the police. Haji faulted the manner through which the police handle security operations in the region saying they should always be on high alert.