Articles by Somalia
At Least 14 Dead As Muslim Protests Spread To 20 Countries
September 16 2012 1:54 PM EDT
The protests, ignited over a low-budget American-produced video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, have spread across the world from France to Indonesia.
Fewer Children Dying Worldwide, But Mortality Rates Still Too High: UN
September 13 2012 11:20 AM EDT
A new report from UNICEF, the WHO and the World Bank says that under-five mortality has decreased significantly worldwide, but many countries are still not on track to meet their Millennium Development Goals.
New Somali President Mohamed Squares Off Against The 21-Year Curse
September 11 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Hassan Sheik Mohamud was just elected president of the volatile country of Somalia. With a new constitution and parliament behind him, it's full steam ahead. But can he reverse the country's 21-year curse of failed statehood?
UN Insists Israel Admit Black Africans Trapped On Border, As Illegal Immigration Crisis Deepens
September 06 2012 2:46 PM EDT
Israel sent 18 migrants from Eritrea back to Egypt on Thursday, the latest in a series of moves to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from African countries seeking asylum in Israel.
Mourning Ethiopians Attend Funeral Of Influential Leader Meles Zenawi
September 02 2012 6:52 AM EDT
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered near a public square in Addis Ababa Sunday to attend the state funeral of Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia, who died last month.
Mombasa, Kenya Engulfed In Second Day Of Violence After Killing Of Islamic Preacher
August 28 2012 12:11 PM EDT
Raila Odinga, the nation’s prime minister has called for calm.
Pirates Hijack Greek Oil Tanker in Gulf of Guinea, 24 Sailors Kidnapped Off Ship
August 28 2012 8:42 AM EDT
Pirates attacked an oil tanker off the coast of Togo, taking control of its bridge and kidnapping 24 sailors before escaping amidst gunfire with a naval patrol boat on Tuesday.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies At 57
August 21 2012 4:42 AM EDT
Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia died Monday at the age of 57 from an undisclosed illness ending weeks of speculation about his health, the Ethiopian state television announced Tuesday.
Italian Town Sparks Outrage By Memorializing Fascist War Criminal
August 15 2012 3:30 PM EDT
Controversy has erupted in Italy after a small town east of Rome built a memorial to a Fascist military leader, using public funds.
Grenade Attack Kills Assailant In Nairobi, Kenya, One Day Before Clinton's Visit
August 03 2012 5:25 PM EDT
A grenade blast in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi killed one person on Friday, the day before U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is scheduled to arrive as part of her seven-nation African tour.
Starting Over In Somalia? The Biggest Threat Of All Is In The Heart Of Mogadishu
August 02 2012 6:43 AM EDT
Despite the recent passage of a new constitution, corruption in Somalia's interim government could derail progress even before it begins.
Mombasa Blues: Kenyan Separatists May Endanger National Economy, Security
July 26 2012 3:02 PM EDT
The Mombasa Republican Council has been granted legitimacy by the country's high court, setting the stage for a political battle that could threaten Kenya's stability.
Al-Shabab Executes CIA And MI6 'Spies' In Somalia
July 23 2012 2:43 PM EDT
The Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabab has executed three of its members whom it said were informants for U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
Want An Assault Rifle? Yours For $600 In Aurora, Colorado
July 20 2012 5:49 PM EDT
The Kalashnikov is a modern icon - one that's responsible for uncountable deaths, possibly including those in the Colorado massacre. It's cheap, it's plentiful, and in the middle of America, pretty easy to find
Relatives Of Americans Killed In Drone Strikes Sue Obama Administration
July 18 2012 3:31 PM EDT
Relatives of U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes in Yemen have filed a lawsuit against senior members of the Obama administration, the latest legal challenge to the president's aggressive use of armed drones.
One Million Refugees Have Left Somalia: UN
July 17 2012 1:47 PM EDT
While the world's deadliest famine has officially ended, remaining food shortages coupled with insecurity and fighting between African Union forces and militant group al-Shabab have wreaked havoc on the nation and its people.
Unreachable In Mali: Thousands Suffer In Al Qaeda?s Newest Stronghold
July 12 2012 6:18 AM EDT
A new base for Al Qaeda has emerged in the heart of the African Sahel, where no state army has yet been able to contest its presence.
China's Navy Gathers Good Will Off Somalia
July 04 2012 11:54 AM EDT
Chinese, Indian and Japanese navies in the Gulf of Aden show a sense of pragmatism and cooperation among their forces, but wariness of China's military is unlikely to lift anytime soon in East Asia.
More Aid Workers Kidnapped In Kenya Refugee Camp
June 29 2012 3:19 PM EDT
Dadaab lies near Kenya's border with Somalia, and members of the Somali rebel group al Shabab have carried out attacks and kidnappings in Kenya in the past.
Seeking Promised Land Of South Africa, Migrant Tragedies Mount As Smugglers Profit
June 28 2012 5:50 AM EDT
Migrants seeking to escape from the Horn of Africa are often transported south by smugglers whose motives are far from humanitarian.