In an audacious appointment, Somalia's new government has included a former al-Shabab militant, who once fought against the authorities, in the cabinet, but the weekend's deadly hotel siege is a reminder of the tough task ahead for those in power.
People have left flowers in front of the alley in Itaewon where people died and were injured in Saturday night's crushPeople have left flowers in front of the alley in Itaewon where people died and were injured in Saturday night's crush.
For many small business owners in Itaewon the weekend leading up to Halloween, when tens of thousands gather across South Korea, is a lucrative business opportunity and one that had been absent during the Covid pandemic
The crush happened in the vibrant nightlife district of Itaewon where about 100,000 people had gathered for the first event since Covid where crowd sizes were not limited and there was no need to wear a mask outside.
The picture regarding the deaths of foreign nationals is not fully clear. South Korean police have told the BBC that 25 foreign nationals died in last night’s incident, while the Ministry of Public Administration and Security currently puts the figure at 20.
Mr Putin will be hoping that by annexing occupied areas of Ukraine, he will be able to argue that Russian territory is coming under attack from Western weapons, in the hope that some governments may halt their military aid to Kyiv.