The situation is murky, but it is certain that al-Shabab remains undefeated and is still a real threat, not just to Somalia, but to the region as a whole.
The Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction against Barclays, which had been threatening to cut off services to the company.
How the militant Somalia group behind the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping centre formed, and why it is attacking foreign targets now.
As Somalia’s President visits London to meet with David Cameron, a woman who alleges she was raped by state security forces goes on trial for “insulting the dignity of a national institution”, alongside her husband and a journalist who interviewed her.
The west must act carefully to stabilise the world's most failed state.
Things do not seem to be going to plan for Kenya, which went to war for the first time in its history in mid-October.