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Shariah in Lawless Somalia

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Can lawless Somalia be governed by Shariah? It depends! The Somali people are desperate for a government and indeed a system of governance that they can invest their trust in.

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...

Somalia's "State" of Emergency An International Affair

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Belonsky

Somalis are given two alluring choices: join the Islamists' fight or head to the high seas. There's no state to either welcome them or be aligned with.

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....

Somalia State Of Emergency Declared By President

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A court run by an extremist Islamic group sentenced four Somali men on Monday to each have a hand and a leg cut off for all...

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....

War in Somalia: Protecting Somaliland's Peace Should Be a Priority

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

Somalilanders rightly pride themselves on succeeding without international intervention and they do not take their accomplishment of peace lightly but they may yet face one of their greatest tests.

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...

Somali Insurgents Vow To Topple Government

AP | MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Pro-government militias and Islamic insurgents battled in Somalia's capital Wednesday for a fourth day, as an insurgent lea...

The Perils of Intervening in Somalia

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

International collaboration and mutual understanding are key, as Somalia's concerns are best addressed from a Somali perspective.

Somali Cabinet Backs President's Plan To Implement Sharia Law

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The cabinet in Somalia has endorsed a proposal by President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to implement Islamic law in the country....

Somalia's Online Identity Crisis

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

As the internationally recognized leader of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif has the major communications challenge of selling his government both internally and externally.

Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed: Somalia Elects Man Demonized By The West

Rob Crilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

Funny how things work out. Two years ago Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was on the run from an Ethiopian assault that had snatched Mogadishu from the Isla...

Doing the Right Thing in Somalia

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

An international stabilization force may well be what is needed in Somalia, but the tough groundwork will have to be laid first. And for this, the Somali people must be on board.