ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian troops will remain in Somalia until African Union forces fighting Islamists can take over, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Wednesday, as he met with his Somali counterpart.
After Somali and allied forces took over Kismayo from al-Shabaab in September, sharp differences have emerged regarding the formation of a Jubbaland state in the federation.
Prominent Somali businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini has been shot dead at point-blank range in the capital, Mogadishu, police have said. More than 100 people have been arrested for questioning over his killing, police said.
NAIROBI — Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters briefly took control of a small town on the border with Kenya in a battle that left at least 12 dead, military officials and witnesses said.
NAPLES, Italy — European Union Naval Force officials released nine suspected pirates Thursday because of insufficient criminal evidence after destroying their skiff off Somalia, said spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Sherriff.