Somalia now in the grip of Islamists
Speaking from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Somalian President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed has announced Islamist fighters now control almost all of Somalia. The Kenyan capital is where both Mr Ahmed and the Somali parliament now reside.Mr Yusuf says the Islamists have reached the suburbs of both the Somali capital Mogadishu and the normal seat of the country's parliament, Baidoa. Mogadishu and Baidoa are the only Somali cities still in government hands.Mr Yusuf's announcement comes a day after the news that the talks intended to lead to a new Somali government had failed. The parties involved cannot agree about the members of a new cabinet.
Somali govt says weakened by Islamist onslaught
KENYA SOMALIA BORDER A "NIGHTMARE" TO GOVERNMENT