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Britain's Commitment to Somalia's Future

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

When Foreign Secretary William Hague raised the Union Flag over the new offices on April 25, the UK became the first EU country to return to the Somali capital since the ruinous civil war that began in the early 1990s.

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.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Somalia Prime Minister, Is Somali-American Harvard Graduate

AP | ABDI GULED and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's president on Thursday named a Somali-American economist as the country's new prime minister, saying the Harvard g...

Blackwater Founder Now Training African Mercenaries In Lawless State

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq a...

Somali Islamists Ban Men And Women From Shaking Hands

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalis say Islamist insurgents have banned unrelated men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together. Reside...

Somalian Child Soldiers Will Be Released, Says UN

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia's government will work with the United Nations to release and rehabilitate child soldiers in its army, a U.N. envoy who...

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.

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, 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...

Somali Pirates Hijack Ship In Oman National Waters: NATO

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suspected Somali pirates have seized a German-owned cargo ship off the coast of Oman, the first recorded attack in its territorial waters, NATO allian...

Somali Pirates' Condition Put Into Perspective: Interview

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost BERBERA, Somaliland -- The slight figure of Farah Ismail Eid is a far cry from the swashbuckling, murderous imag...

Somalia Fighting Escalates In Capital Mogadishu

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Hundreds of government soldiers attacked Islamic insurgents across the Somali capital amid heavy artillery shelling Friday,...

Somali Pirates May Allow Capture To Reap Asylum Benefits: Legal Experts

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali pirates might be allowing themselves to be deliberately captured in order to take advantage of European asylum laws, Dutch legal experts have w...

Islamists Linked To Al Qaida On Verge Of Toppling Somalia's Western-Backed Government

Daily Telegraph | Mike Pflanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Insurgents linked to al-Qaeda are on the verge of toppling Somalia's Western-backed government amid the worst fighting in the country's capital in mor...

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...

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...

Somali Pirates Face Growing Domestic Islamist Pushback

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abshir Boyah, a towering, notorious Somali pirate boss who admits to hijacking more than 25 ships and to being a member of a secretive pirate council ...

Somali Pirate Home Base: Eyl

WardHeerNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Garowe, (WDN) - The Somali pirates that have wreaked havoc on the shipping lanes of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean in recent years have been wi...

Dog the Pirate Hunter???

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Avast, ye picaroons! If landlubber Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has his way, good ole American privateers will be set loose on ye wily pillaging Somalian buccaneers and get all War of 1812 on yer booties.

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.

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.

Somalia Crisis: What Can Be Done (LISTEN)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the worsening situation in Somalia, taking a look beyond the pirate frenzy offshore and examining the caus...

2009: Another Year of Living Dangerously

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The proud towers of Wall Street have fallen, disgorging packs of thieves and fraudsters. The mighty US suddenly exposed as the proverbial king without clothes. Uncle Sam is bankrupt.