US citizens should continue to avoid visiting Somalia because violent crimes such as kidnapping and murder remain endemic throughout the country, the Department of State said in renewing its travel advisory on the country.
Italian volunteer Silvia Romano, who was abducted by gunmen in Malindi, Kilifi County, is still alive, police have said.
Mohamed Mohamud was always around the masjid. The mosque was his second home, a place where he found solace.
MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) -- The Somali army killed at least four al-Shabab militants in fierce fighting in the country's southern region on Sunday, the authority said Monday.
The African Union Peace and Security Council has now approved a new plan of operations in Somalia that will enable peacekeepers to start liberating regions that are still held by Al Shabaab.