Al-Shabab and ISIS are engaged in economic war in Somalia

Somali businesses find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place as they face taxation from multiple groups. The government, al-Shabab and Isis are all collecting taxes from business people with no option to choose whom to pay. Pay up or close shop. Al-Shabab is already well established in the

Four Somali soldiers killed in Mogadishu attack, ISIS claims credit

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least four soldiers. ISIS' Amaq News Agency said the roadside bomb struck a convoy of Somali forces in Mogadishu's Deynile district. Somalia's ISIS fighters are mainly based in the country's northeastern region of