Horn of Africa
The radical Islamist group says it carried out an assault on the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu.
Dozens of people have died in the flooding that has hit the country over the last month, sparking another weather-related crisis in the country already experiencing severe drought.
A new report exposes the organized criminal networks that traffic migrants along the dangerous Horn of Africa-Europe route.
Kenyan troops say they killed al Shabaab's deputy commander and head of intelligence Mohamed Karatey during a graduation ceremony for insurgent fighters on February 8.
A multi-year drought is killing off animals in the Horn of Africa, making life hell for the livestock herders who depend on them.
The move comes amid a resource crunch and shifting targets.
China has been steadily extending its global presence. Now it's looking to establish an outpost in Djibouti, where the US headquarters its military forces in Africa.