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    1. The UN Security Council will travel to Somalia this month to show support for elections scheduled in August, Egypt's UN Ambassador and this month's council president, Amr Aboulatta, said Monday. "The council will be going to Somalia to push for the elections," he said. The vote will be Somalia's second since 1991, when warlords ousted president Mohamed Siad Barre, plunging the country into years...

    2. A British Army team arrives in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants.

    3. Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 01 08:32 AM

      MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers.

    4. A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers.

    5. [HRW] Journalists in Somalia are increasingly coming under attack. For many years, the main threat to the media has come from Al-Shabaab, the Islamist armed group that controls large parts of the country. But, as a new report by Human Rights Watch has found, journalists are also now being threatened, harassed, and attacked by Somalia's government and state security forces. With elections set to...

    6. British soldiers have begun arriving in Somalia to help assist a United Nations mission against Islamic extremist groups in the country, the BBC reported Monday. The troops will help support medical, logistical and engineering duties as the Somali government and African Union continue to struggle to defeat the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militant group.

    7. [Dalsan Radio] British Armed Forces personnel have arrived in Somalia to support a United Nations-backed mission in Africa, the Defence Secretary has announced.

    8. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine. His voice breaks as he reads a recent note: “Keep doing what you do, and we shall come to give your well-deserved award (death).” Dulyar, the Mogadishu director for the Somali television station Horn Cable, […]

    9. MOGADISHU/ROME (Reuters) - Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross illegally to Europe, many of them teenagers, when the boat they were on capsized after leaving the Egyptian shore. Italian President Sergio Mattarella had said earlier on Monday that several hundred people appeared to have died in a new tragedy...

    10. [VOA] Militant group al-Shabab attacked and recaptured a town in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region early Sunday morning, killing 22 Somali soldiers, an official told VOA on condition of anonymity.

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