Toll in the Feb 20 sucide attack at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 28 as eight more people succumbed to injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted Security Minister Abdirisaq Omar Mohamed as saying Sunday.
A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media reported.
Police on Saturday foiled a Somali national's bid to enter into a "contract marriage" with a 23-year-old woman here and arrested him along with two women facilitators and a middleman, a senior official said.
Somalia`s prime minister lost a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday after months of dispute with the country`s president and international concern that the turmoil was harming rebuilding efforts.
Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against Shebab Islamist fighters aimed to capture remaining ports from the extremists, army and government officials said on Saturday.