Jason Spindler, a survivor of 9/11, died in al-Shabab's attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sanctions were imposed in 2009 for Eritrea's purported support of Al-Shabab in Somalia, but a report has found no conclusive evidence of ties.
The driver of the truck reportedly came from a town outside Mogadishu, where a U.S.-led raid mistakenly killed 10 civilians in August.
Washington has been fighting Al-Shabab for a decade in Somalia, but there's no end in sight.
China's new military base is just a few miles from the only permanent U.S. outpost in Africa.
Eritrea's navy also was placed under U.S. sanctions in April, after a shipment of military equipment from North Korea was found en route to the country.
Al-Shabab, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, is trying to oust the Western-backed government in Somalia.
Decades of terrorism in Africa show that heavy-handedness is not the solution to a rising militant threat.
The al-Qaeda-linked group claimed to have held the soldier since September 2015.
AMISOM is expected to play a key role in securing Somalia from Al-Shabab.
Abdul Nadir Mumin defected from Al-Shabab to recruit fighters for ISIS in the failed state.
The blast hit a police station in Mogadishu on Wednesday morning.
The Somali militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the military base near the Kenyan border.
The DoJ says Maalik Alim Jones traveled to Somalia in 2011 to get training from the militant group.
Deaths included seven civilians who were hacked to death in a hospital
The pope will address President Kenyatta and visit a Nairobi slum while in Kenya.
The Somali group has historic ties to Al-Qaeda, but now ISIS is making a play for its support.