Around 10 soldiers of the British Army have arrive in Somalia
According to the BBC, the advance party will support African Union peacekeeping efforts against the group.
Eventually, the number of British personnel in the country will stand at around 70, with servicemen carrying out medical, logistical and engineering duties.
For Somali villagers, battling militants requires no mighty army, but sacrifice
Brandishing his AK-47, Mumin Elmi, a 65 years-old herder and his men are on a tough mission: expelling the feared Al Shabab fighters whom they blamed of robbery and cold-blood murders against their people from their villages, a goal which despite challenges showed early success.
Financial squeeze calls for alternatives in Somalia war
African Union (AU) troops fighting in Somalia have not had their monthly pay for the last four months, a factor that threatens to lower their morale and resolve in finishing off Al-Shabaab, a militant group fighting the government there.
Hyenas attack hungry women as Somaliland's drought deepens - charity
Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday, adding there were reports of some women being set upon by hyenas after collapsing from hunger.
ISIL is competing with al-Shabaab for recruits in Somalia and appears to be gaining traction
The Islamic State may be gaining a foothold in East Africa. The militant group took responsibility for an IED attack on a convoy of African Union peacekeepers traveling outside of Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu on April 25.