Somali forces, AU troops recapture key town

 Somali forces and the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have recaptured the southern coastal town of Barawe, residents and officials said.

As troops advance in Somalia, thousands flee

African Union and Somali forces pushed al-Shabab militants out of Mogadishu last August and are now trying to seize areas outside of Mogadishu.