Sheikh Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah has replaced slain Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane, who was killed in a US air strike.
Somalia's al-Shabab rebels have carried out a major attack against intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in central Mogadishu.
Despite the US and EU’s thoughts that Somalia is a country that is making steady progress, the facts on the ground show that Somalia is still a mess.
Gunmen believed to be from Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab have struck again in Kenya, killing at least 29 people.
Beyond signing pledges to co-operate in fighting Islamic extremists like Boko Haram and al-Shabab, no real strategy is in place.
Massacres on the Kenyan coast have once again brought political rivalries to the fore.
Tension runs high as country's president blames al-Shabab attacks on 'local political networks'.
Islamist militants have killed at least 15 people and torched houses in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast.
Al-Shabab says it killed at least 49 people in Mpeketoni in response to the deployment of Kenyan troops in Somalia.
At least 48 people have been killed after militants stormed into Mpeketoni and launched a major assault on a police station and hotels.
At least 26 people have been killed and several buildings burnt down in Mpeketoni after suspected al-Shabab gunmen opened fire.
Gunmen in Mombasa have shot dead an influential moderate Muslim preacher, who was an opponent of al-Shabab's preachings.
Militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack which the United Nations has called an "attack against the people".
A day after a Kenyan air raid over al-Shabab's bases in Somalia, 12 people were killed in an ambush attack by suspected militants.
An attempt to target illegal immigrants and criminals in Kenya has left many Somali residents there feeling harassed.
Kenya's crackdown on Muslim militants may only worsen the problem, with the use of alleged extra-judicial measures only fueling the fire.
Gunmen involved in the Nairobi shopping mall attack were in apparent disagreement over whether they should kill women and small children.
Hooded soldiers carrying sniper rifles have unleashed a sweeping crackdown across Mogadishu in a hunt for militants and weapons.