On May 15, Somalia completed its election process, selecting Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president. Sheikh previously served as president of Somalia from 2012 until 2017 and defeated the incumbent Farmajo in a long-awaited and contentious election.
Two Al Shabaab gunmen assaulted Halane military base near Mogadishu’s international airport, killing six.
Four ISIS money men were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for providing material support to Islamic State branches across Africa.
One week after a series of suicide bombings in Mogadishu, the US conducts its first drone strike against al-Shabaab since August 2021.