We want same UN status for AMISOM, Djibouti meeting demands following a particularly bloody weekend, and as the EU cut funding.
At least 19 dead as Al-Shabaab hit popular Somalia restaurant in what looks to be their new method of attack
The Lido beach area in Mogadishu hosts many upmarket establishments popular with business people and diaspora Somalis who have returned home.
Shabaab attacks seek to counter claims they are close to defeat after losing territory, as well as regular US drone strikes against their leaders.
Up to 70 troops would be sent to Somalia to support soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia.
Jamil Mukulu, the 51-year-old head of the Allied Democratic Forces, will face trial in Kampala, authorities said.
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Kenya has offered a $220,000 reward for Mohammed Mohamud Kuno, a suspected member of al-Shabaab authorities believe organised the attack.
Nkosazana's headache as Somalia rape claims threaten to overshadow African Union's Ebola response plan
The 54-member bloc will have to deal with a crisis of another colour altogether, even as a continental response strategy to illness takes shape.