Dadaab in eastern Kenya is home to some 350,000 refugees. Now the Kenyan government wants to shut the world’s largest refugee camp down and send the mostly Somali residents back home. Aid organizations have sharply criticized the plans.
Voters in Somalia's semi autonomous state of Somaliland went to the polls on Monday in a presidential election. The state has been seeking international recognition for 26 years without success.
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.
German courts have sentenced numerous German nationals for joining foreign Islamist militants in recent years. Abshir A. and Ozkan C. have been found guilty of joining Somalia's al-Shabab and Syria's Junud al-Sham.
Thousands returned to the site of the country's worst terror attack six days later. The US has stepped up the number of drone strikes inside Somalia since the beginning of the year.
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