The attack began at around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Wednesday evening with a suicide car bombing at the Posh Treats restaurant and club, after which gunmen stormed inside the nearby Pizza House restaurant. The Syrian national is believed to have been a chef at Pizza House.
Since the Dadaab refugee camp complex opened 26 years ago, an entire generation has grown up there. For many Somalis born and raised in Dadaab, it's more than just a camp. It’s home. And Kenya plans to close it in May.
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
Somalia's Islamist insurgents have ordered a number of radio stations throughout the country to stop playing music. The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan is in Mogadishu ? and Mogadishu is one of the answers to our geo quiz today.
Today, an Islamist Somali militia has seized control of a town near the border with Ethiopia following days of fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that has left dozens dead and over a hundred injured. Guest: BBC Africa Editor Martin Plaut.