MOGADISHU, Oct 2 (Reuters) - African Union troops and tanks occupied al Shabaab's former stronghold of Kismayu on Tuesday, but the Somali Islamist militants gave notice of their intention to fight back, saying they detonated a bomb in the port city.
A day after he made his first tour outside of the capital, to Badioa, south-west of Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed headed to the flood ravaged city of Beledweyne in central Somalia.
Kenyan police on Sunday dispersed dozens of people throwing stones at Somalis in Nairobi after a blast at a church killed one child and wounded nine.
Rebel al-Shabab fighters have pulled out of the southern port city of Kismayo, their last stronghold in the country, after a military assault by Kenyan and Somali troops, the rebels have said.
Somalia’s well-being rests significantly on its large youth population, according to a United Nations report released today, which stressed the importance of empowering this segment of the country to spur economic, political and social growth in the country.