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African Union sources: Al-Shabaab planning push during Ramadan

Shabaab forces in Mogadishu killed three African Union soldiers and dragged their bodies through the streets of Mogadishu. Five civilians were also killed during fighting in Mogadishu.

Analysis: Pirates eye share of Gulf of Guinea riches

Somalia - Militants Bedevil Famine-Relief Bid

Somali and African Union forces claimed to have taken control of neighborhoods in Mogadishu from Shabaab during fighting that resulted in four people killed. Several Shabaab suspects were detained in connection with the bombing in Mandera in Kenya that killed four soldiers.

Eritrea planned massive bomb attack on African Union summit, UN says

Al Shabaab recruited dozens of Americans: US report

Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a claimed they killed five of Shabaab's top leaders in the Galgudud region, including Shabaab's governor. Shabaab arrested 30 women in Afgoye for failing to cover their faces.

Horn of Africa aid caravan too late, again

A report claimed that the wife of Omar Hammami (Abu Mansour al Amriki) was detained by the CIA in Hargeisa; the report is unconfirmed. Shabaab accused UN aid agencies of displacing Somalis in areas under their control.

Shabaab beheaded two shepherds and displayed their corpses in Afgoye. The government of Puntland and Shabaab forces under Sheikh Atom agreed to a cease-fire.

More than 2 million Somalis out of aid groups' reach

Shabaab freed Asho Osman Aqiil, the female Minister for Women and Family Affairs, after arresting her in Bala earlier this week. Shabaab accused the United Nations of exaggerating the drought and famine situation in Somalia.

Somali Islamists maintain aid ban and deny famine

Shabaab's spokesman said that foreign aid agencies were not permitted to distribute famine relief in areas under its control. Norway said that the famine in Somalia is a good reason to negotiate with Shabaab.

Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starving

Analysts: Somali war helped turn drought to famine

Shabaab reportedly captured the female minister of women and family affairs in Balad and arrested 20 people for dancing in Jowhar. The UN has declared a famine in two regions of Somalia.

Yemen on the Brink of Hell

Sheikh Mohammed Said Atom, Shabaab's leader in Puntland, rejected calls to reconcile with the government. Two soldiers were killed as troops fought amongst themselves at the presidential palace.