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Somalia Violence

Deadly Al-Shabab Suicide Attack Strikes Meeting Of Somali Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the Som...

Somalis To Receive International Mail For First Time In 22 Years

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - Somalis may soon be receiving letters from abroad for the first time in more than 20 years after a deal was struck with the United ...

Go After the Rapists in Somalia, Not Their Victims

Zainab Hawa Bangura | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Zainab Hawa Bangura

Today the eyes of the world are upon Somalia. The Government of Somalia has expressed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in all its forms; now is the time to turn these pledges into action.

Your Questions On The Somali Famine Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

At least six people died and 39 were wounded Thursday when al Qaeda-linked militants launched an attack aimed at famine relief efforts in Mogadishu, S...

Death and Desperation in Dadaab

Justin Forsyth | Posted 09.15.2011 | World
Justin Forsyth

Yesterday I spent the day in Dadaab refugee camp, a camp in Kenya near the Somalia border. A camp which has swelled to the size of Bristol. I was both inspired and heart broken by what I saw and heard.

Somalia Is Not a State

T.A. Ridout | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

Instead of embracing and learning from indigenous Somali successes in the north, the international community undermines them by supporting the Transitional Federal Government.

Al Qaeda, Learning From Pirates, Could Seize Tankers For 9/11-Style Attack: PM

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Somali pirates and Islamists are learning from each other and al Qaeda could hijack oil tankers to be used in September 11-...

The Somali Pirate Threat Isn't Going Away

Katherine Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Zimmerman

The murder of four Americans should call attention to the increasingly dire situation in Mogadishu, which exacerbates the piracy problem.

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Author Linda Polman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist Linda Polman discussed corruption and aid organizations, the topic of her new book, "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid...

Al-Shabab, Somali Islamist Group, Confirms It Has Joined With Al Qaeda

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global militant campaign....

Somalia: Islamist Whip Women For Wearing Bras

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting ...

Foreign Troops Attack Somali Militants

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign soldiers have staged an attack on militants in Somalia, killing at least two people in a helicopter raid. The troops, who according to some r...

Somalia Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis In 18 Years

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI (AFP) - Persistent violence and a prolonged drought have plunged Somalia into its worst humanitarian crisis since civil war erupted two decade...

Somalia: Islamists Yank Gold Teeth Of 'Sinners'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The notorious Somali Islamist group al Shabaab is yanking gold and silver teeth from the mouths of people in southern Somalia for transgressing from I...

Somalia, Al Qaeda Haven, To Be Obama's New Afghanistan: CSM

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Horn of Africa is a hotbed of pirates, Islamic radicals, warlords, refugees, and, lately, foreign armies trying to influence this killing field. T...

Kenya-Somalia Border To Be Secured

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kenya has promised to reinforce its border with Somalia after several abductions near the frontier....

Somalia Refugees Flee Mogadishu By The Thousands

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of people have fled the Somali capital Mogadishu amid escalating fighting between government forces and opposition fighters....

Ethiopian Troops Back In Somalia

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With or without an international mandate, Ethiopian forces have entered Somali territory to back up a fast-failing Somali government....

Mogadishu: Inside The City The World Forgot

The Guardian | Ghaith Abdul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a rare dispatch from war-ravaged Mogadishu, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad found a city daring to hope for a break from years of violence. Then the fighting res...

Somali Rebel Violence The Work Of Foreign States: Somali President

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia's president accused Islamist insurgents on Monday of working for foreign governments trying to destabilise his Horn of Africa nation after fou...

The US Role in Somalia's Calamity

Chris Albin-Lackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Albin-Lackey

US policy not only has displayed a callous disregard for the basic human rights of Somalis, but it has failed on its own terms, breeding the very extremism it sought to eliminate.