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U.S. Drone Strikes And Dead Leaders Haven't Stopped Al Shabab

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

One Year After Al-Shabaab's Westgate Attack in Kenya

Charlotte Florance | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Charlotte Florance

Al-Shabaab remains a real and credible threat and should be addressed as one. The likelihood of another spectacular commercial shopping center attack in the region remains as real today as it did a year ago.

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

Somali Woman Says She Was Gang-Raped

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

Allegations that a group of African Union soldiers brutally gang-raped a Somali woman earlier this month has reportedly left many outraged in the Soma...

Somalia's Power Struggle (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Somalia may be at a turning point for the better. In recent months, the central government has made significant advances against al-Shabab. Little by little, government and aligned forces are expanding the territory under the TFG's control.

Somalia, US, and the Dual-Track Letdown

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

The new Dual-Track approach is based on engaging diplomatically and economically any and all Somali political actors -- armed or unarmed -- as long as those entities are not supporting the extremist group al-Shabaab.

How Not to Address the Uganda Bombings

Maria Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Burnett

Washington, which strongly condemned the Kampala bombings, should push for consistent accountability in East African countries so that the threat of terrorism is not manipulated to entrench authoritarian rule.

Peace, Security, and the Upshot of Political Subjugation

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

At the end of the day, it is the Somalis who have to learn at this time of great adversity to make peace with one another, and make space for one another.