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Somalia's president names newcomer as PM
Abdi Shirdon has been a businessman in Kenya and is believed to be untainted by the country's volatile clan politics.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2012 15:09 GMT
Explosions rock Somalia's Kismayo
Al-Shabab claims responsiblity but AU peacekeepers say they carried out two controlled expolisions near airport.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2012 15:47 GMT
Kenyan and Somali troops surround Kismayo
Forces advance on port city after Somalia's rebel group al-Shabab, which has been in control, is forced to pull out.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2012 16:47 GMT
African Union troops 'to move into Kismayo'
Somali deputy PM tells Al Jazeera Kenyan and Somali forces to enter key city, after al-Shabab withdrawal.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2012 17:10 GMT
Al-Shabab rebels pull out of key Somali town
Rebel group pulls out of Kismayo, its last stronghold, after an assault by Kenyan and African Union forces.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2012 15:56 GMT
Kenyan fighter jets bomb Somali city
Aircraft target airport in southern city of Kismayo, where Kenya says al-Shabab is operating its last major base.
Last updated: 25 Sep 2012 23:22 GMT
Kenyan soldier kills several Somalis
Soldier immediately disarmed after shooting at least six people, believed to be civilians, in southern Somalia.
Last updated: 24 Sep 2012 17:38 GMT
Can Somalia's leader contain the al-Shabab?
The insurgents are refusing peace talks so we ask how this affects the country's efforts to attain peace after 20 years.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2012 12:21 GMT
Somali forces battle al-Shabab near Kismayo
Somali troops backed by Kenyan forces say they have made progress against al-Qaeda-linked group near key port town.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2012 10:47 GMT
Struggling to emerge from al-Shabab's shadow
The Somali capital is recovering from decades of factional fighting, but those outside Mogadishu still suffer.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2012 06:45 GMT
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