After a day of clashes between Somali armed forces, tensions are still high in the coast town of Marka, the administrative capital of lower Shabelle region.
Djibouti's Ambassador to Somalia Dayib Doubad Robleh met with Somali President Sheikh Hassan Mohamud in Mogadishu on Tuesday (March 19th) to discuss strengthening bilateral co-operation between the two countries, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia withdraw more soldiers from the region, their commander said Thursday.
Al-Shabaab militants beheaded a 75-year-old imam in Hudur on Monday night (March 18th), a day after the militants took control of the town, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. The militants dumped the beheaded body of Sheikh Abdirahman Moalin Warsame in a hole near his home.
Hooded militants loyal to Al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group, seized the town of Hudur, the capital of Bakol region, 420 km southwest of Mogadishu.
Reuters reports — A car bomb exploded near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a blast that appeared to target senior government officials, police said. GRAPHIC WARNING: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.