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Mogadishu Somalia

Hopkins, MN: A Journey From Mogadishu | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

"The hurdle was hard, but what made it easier was we did it together."...

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

Helping Immigrants Build Somalia's Future, One School At A Time

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

"You don't have to look far to see the difference education makes in peoples lives," said Hodan Guled. Hodan fled Somalia with her parents as the c...

Deadly fighting hits Somali capital

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least eight people killed in Mogadishu as fighting continues between al-Shabab and government forces....

Shelling kills nine in Mogadishu

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least seven killed in Mogadishu as Al Shabab rockets at peacekeepers' positions prompt shelling of Bakara market....

Rising use of Somali child soldiers

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anti-government fighters using increasing numbers of children for their war against interim administration in Mogadishu....

Al-Shabab threatens AU peacekeepers

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Group says Mogadishu will be turned into 'graveyard' for peacekeeping reinforcements....

Where is the Justice for Somalia?

Pamela Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pamela Merchant

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced or killed by the chaos that was unleashed during the Barre regime in Somalia. But former Barre era officials live in the U.S. with impunity.

Inside Somalia: Under Fire From Al Shabaab In Mogadishu

GlobalPost | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed planned festive celebrations to mark his first year in office and progress made toward establishing peace...

Mogadishu: Inside The World's Most Hostile City

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Matteo Fagotto, The Independent Cooking pots and pans stained with blood were still scattered around the courtyard of the Martini Hospital. A mor...

Ministers killed in Somalia attack

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least 19 people, including three ministers, are killed in a Mogadishu hotel suicide attack....

Somali Militants Kill 6 Peacekeepers To Avenge U.S. Raid: "The Best Blessing"

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least 11 people including six African Union (AU) peacekeepers have been killed after two large car bombs exploded in the AU's headquarters in Mogad...

Somalia: Islamist Groups Divvy Up French Hostages

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two French security advisers seized in Somalia this week have been split up and are now being held by two different hardline groups, reports say....

Somali Insurgency Forces Over 200,000 To Flee Mogadishu Since May

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fighting between Islamist militias and government-aligned forces has caused 204,000 people to flee Mogadishu since May and forced the closure of some ...

Darfur Makes Omar al-Bashir Obama's Most Dangerous African Foe

US News and World Report | William J. Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Presidents don't get to choose their first foreign policy crisis. It usually chooses them. For President Clinton, it was the killing of 18 U.S. soldie...

Thousands flee Somalia to Kenya's squalid camps | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Violence in Somalia is causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes for safety, either in other parts of Somalia or in neighboring Keny...

Somali Militants Capture Strategic Town, Setback To Unstable Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hardline Islamist militants have captured a strategically important town north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses say....

Somali President Ahmed Enacts Islamic Sharia Law; Insurgency Continues

Voice Of America | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Islamist insurgents continued an assault on government forces in Mogadishu, President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed signed a bill late Wednesday enacting Isl...

Forget "Accountability" for Somali Pirates

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The risk will now be even greater in any future standoff: any Somali pirate taking prisoners is going to be less likely to trust the U.S., and more likely to harm an American captive.

Liberty Sun, US Ship, Attacked By Pirates UPDATED

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 4/15 1:30AM*** The AP reports: Defiant Somali pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at another U.S. cargo ship on Tu...

Somali Refugees, Fleeing War, Face Danger, Abuse In Camps

GlobalPost | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- "Life in Somalia is not life, it is full of bullets; there is no life in Somalia," said 70-year-old Maryam. Before she fled to Kenya...