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Tears of Defiance, Resilience and Courage: Through It All, Somalia Will Rise

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Hibaaq Osman

Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.

Somali Militant Commander Killed In Missile Strike

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said...

Al Shabab Bans Internet In Somalia

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Somali rebel group al Shabaab has banned the use of the Internet in the Horn of Africa country, giving telecom operators 15 days ...

Sophia Jones

The Somali Bomb Attack You Probably Won't Hear About Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

CAIRO –- On Tuesday morning, two suspected suicide bombers targeted the Iranian embassy in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. At least two dozen people ha...

Maverick American Faces Death Threats From Al-Shabab

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG — An Alabama native who moved to Somalia to wage jihad alongside al-Shabab militants faces a Saturday deadline to surrender to the ...

U.S. Fights Al-Shabab On The Internet

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The website's headlines trumpet al-Shabab's imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At...

Al Qaeda Leader Urges Somali Militants To Fight

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a new video in which he encourages Somali militants to fight on despite the challeng...

Leader: Al Shabab Formally Joined Al Qaeda

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Somali militant group al-Shabab has formally joined al-Qaida, according to a video translation released Thursday of a messa...

Car Bomb Kills 8, Wounds 2 MP's In Somalian Capital

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A car bomb killed eight people and wounded two members of parliament in Somalia's capital Wednesday, officials said, in an ...

Al Shabab's Ban Of Aid Workers Will Bring Disaster, Groups Warn

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Aid workers and Somali residents expressed outrage Tuesday, a day after the militant group al-Shabab banned 16 aid groups from ...

Al-Shabab Bans Aid Groups From Somalia

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Somali militant group al-Shabab on Monday banned 16 aid groups – including a half dozen U.N. agencies – fro...

Number Of Children Killed In Crossfire Nearly Doubles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — An increasing number of children are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia, the U.N.'s childre...

Somalia Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 4

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, killing at least four people even as Somali and Ken...

Why Somalia Matters

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

Somalia is not a distant place on the Horn of Africa, nor is the suffering of the Somali people of no consequence to us. I am called to be concerned and to act.

Islamist Group Bans Samosas

Posted 09.28.2011 | Food

Al-Shabaab, the extremist Islamic group that effectively controls much of Somalia, has banned samosas in the famine-stricked, war-torn East African na...

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...

U.S. Sends $45 Million In Gear To Fight Somalia Terror Threat

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is sending nearly $45 million in military equipment, including four small drones, to Uganda and Burundi to help battle the ...

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....

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...

Somali Refugees Number 100,000 In Past Month: UN

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since fighting broke out last month between Government forces and armed opposition groups, almost 100,000 people have been driven from their homes in ...

4 Somali Aid Workers Kidnapped

Daily Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Four aid workers have been kidnapped in Somalia. The victims are a Somali local staff and three expatriates. The kidnap took place in Wajid district,...

Somali Insurgents Vow To Keep Fighting Until Islamic Law Rules

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A powerful insurgent group poised to take over Somalia said Wednesday it will fight until the country is ruled by Islamic l...