Children living in a rubbish dump in Kismayo
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Under the shadow of al-Shabab

Mark Doyle reports from Kismayo in Somalia - once the stronghold for militant group al-Shabab, who are thought to be behind an attack on a shopping centre in neighbouring Kenya.

Somalia's al-Shabab militants have said they carried out the attack on a Nairobi shopping centre in "retribution" for Kenya's efforts to help the Somali government.

Kenyan troops are part of the African Union force in Somalia.

Despite losing ground, al-Shabab remains a potent threat in the country.

Mark Doyle reports from Kismayo - once the group's main base.

  • 23 Sep
  • From the section Africa