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Turkey warns of spreading piracy threat along African coasts




UN's Ban calls Somali government chance for stability




Thirteen people were killed in clashes between Ethiopian forces and civilians in the town of Buhodle. African Union forces joined the fighting in Mogadishu as Shabaab fighters advance on the Presidential Palace. Hizbul Islam announced it would force an Islamic government and enforce sharia.




Insurgents killed a Ugandan soldier in Mogadishu. Six people were killed during clashes between Ethiopian troops and residents of Buhaodlke in Somaliland. Shabaab looted the Radio Somaliweyn headquarters in Mogadishu.




Puntland forces detained 12 pirates, including a wanted leader on a US watchlist. Two civilians were killed in shelling in Mogadishu. Shabaab claimed it carried out a bombing that targeted African Union forces in the capital.




Two Somali soldiers were killed in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam killed a drug addict in Afgoi. Hizbul Islam warned businessmen not to use the new Somali currency. A Somali official criticized the US for prosecuting a captive pirate.




Diplomats support embattled Somali president




Shabaab executed a man for "spying" for the government. Former State Minister for Defense Sheikh Indha'adde claimed the government is supporting Shabaab and Hizbul Islam. A Somali defense official said the Russians didn't mean to kill 10 pirates who were captured and later released.




Puntland forces killed two Shabaab fighters during an attempt to capture a top regional commander. Hundreds of new Shabaab fighters have been seen moving to Mogadishu. Islamist fighters fired mortars at the parliament building; African Union forces returned fire.




More than 25 people have been killed in fighting in Mogadishu over the past two days. Another faction of the Ras Kamboni Brigade cut ties with Hizbul Islam. Pirates freed a British chemical tanker after receiving a ransom.




Ten people were killed in clashes between Hizbul Islam and government forces in Mogadishu. A former mayor of Mogadishu escaped an assassination attempt in the capital. Hizbul Islam is establishing an administration in the Mudug region in central Somali.




Somalia - Middlemen negotiate pirate ransoms




Russia claimed that it freed 10 pirates but they failed to return to shore. A deputy police chief and a soldier were killed in a bombing in Mogadishu. Puntland security forces detained two Shabaab fighters.




A Somali soldier was killed in an IED attack on May 10 in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam said a UN plan to fight piracy is aimed at Somali fishermen. Pirates freed a Bermuda-flagged ship and its crew after a ransom was paid.




Winning Hearts and Minds? Examining the Relationship Between Aid and Security in Kenya




American-born Shabaab commander releases recruitment tape

Abu-Mansour-al-Amriki.JPGAbu Mansour al Amriki, a senior military commander and propagandist for the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab, issues a nasheed calling for global jihad. The tape is aimed at recruiting Westerners.


Shabaab captured the southern town of Elberde after government forces abandoned it. The Shabaab spokesman denied claims that the group was planning attacks in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a German tanker carrying chemicals.




Fuad Mohammed Shonghole, a top Shabaab military commander, threatened to target the US. "We will cut their throats wherever we find them," he said. The UN implored Shabaab and Hizbul Islam to end the occupation of medical clinics in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a Taiwanese freighter.




The African Union peacekeeping force based in Mogadishu said it had "credible information" that "a series of synchronized suicide attacks and planting IEDs" would take place in the capital. Somali journalists exiled in Kenya are being threatened by Shabaab.




Russian commandos stormed a pirated ship and freed the Russian crew; one pirate was killed and 10 more were detained. Four people were killed after Hizbul Islam clashed with security guards at a hospital outside Mogadishu. An Ahlu Sunna Waljama™a cleric has been appointed the deputy commander of Somalia's army.