Articles by Somalia
At Least 47 Migrants Found Dead After Boat Capsizes In Lake Malawi
June 21 2012 7:28 PM EDT
Dozens of men, women and children from Ethiopia died in the cold waters of Lake Malawi on Monday night. They were on an overcrowded boat with 60 passengers onboard. All are feared dead, and 47 bodies have been found so far.
Selling The Farm: Human Rights And The Real Price Of Progress In Ethiopia
June 18 2012 2:32 PM EDT
A new report shows that the Ethiopian government, caught up in an ambitious, nationwide agricultural overhaul, is facilitating the mistreatment and forced relocation of small-scale farmers in Omo Valley.
German Turk Arrested For Nairobi Bomb Attack, Al Shabaab Link Suspected
June 13 2012 11:12 AM EDT
Tanzanian officials have arrested a German national for his suspected involvement in a bomb attack in Nairobi last month.
Another Hawk Down: What George Saitoti?s Death Means for Kenya
June 12 2012 9:41 AM EDT
The helicopter crash that killed Kenyan Security Minister George Saitoti on Sunday morning was a foggy event in more ways than one.
Kenya Asks US/EU To Join Fight Against Al Shabab
June 12 2012 8:58 AM EDT
Washington, which put a $33 million bounty on the heads of six al Shabab commanders last week, said on Sunday that it will continue to provide assistance to the African Union Mission in Somalia, of which Kenya is a part, but did not elaborate.
Children Tortured, Killed And Used As Human Shields In Syria: UN
June 12 2012 5:12 AM EDT
Children in Syria were tortured, executed and used as human shields by the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime during military raids against rebels, a U.N. report released Monday said.
Somali Rebels Say Obama's Whereabouts Is Worth 10 Camels, Clinton's 20 Chickens
June 11 2012 2:35 PM EDT
Less than a week after the State Department put a $33 million bounty out for the capture of six high-ranking Somali rebels, al Shabaab has retaliated by offering its own reward for President Barack Obama.
U.S. Threatens Somali Officials With Sanctions
June 11 2012 8:42 AM EDT
The American-backed transitional government of Somalia is set to hand over power to a new civilian government by Aug. 20
U.S. Places Bounty On Somali Terrorist Group Al Shabab
June 07 2012 8:49 AM EDT
Bounties totaling $33 million are being offered by the State Department, including $7 million for al-Shabab's founder, Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed
International Aid Money Disappeared, Diverted Or Squandered In Somalia: Report
June 01 2012 1:05 PM EDT
A new report from the World Bank reveals a pattern of aid mismanagement in Somalia. In 2009 and 2010, approximately $130 million in funds delivered to the transitional government seem to have disappeared into thin air.
Al Shabab Is On The Move, For Better Or For Worse
May 31 2012 5:00 PM EDT
Ending six years of terror is clearly in Somalia's best interest, especially as the transitional government's mandate nears its end, but scattering the rebels could realize Washington's fear that al Shabab will move deeper into Africa.
Al-Shabab Threatens Terrorist Attack Against Nairobi Skyscrapers
May 31 2012 11:44 AM EDT
The Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab has made another threat to target buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, following a bomb attack Monday in the city's downtown.
Somali Peace Talks Highlight The Rise Of Turkey As Global Player
May 31 2012 11:20 AM EDT
After a long period of instability and conflict, we now have ahead of us an opportunity for genuine peace and security, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday.
Somali President's Convoy Ambushed by Rebels
May 29 2012 3:32 PM EDT
President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed was travelling in an armored convoy in Elasha town, between the capital Mogadishu and the former rebel stronghold of Afgoye, when he came under attack.
'Drones-Only Approach' -- How Obama Chooses Whom To Kill
May 29 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Backed by a muscular interpretation of executive power, the Obama administration has made armed drones the centerpiece of its counter-terror arsenal, stepping up strikes in Pakistan and expanding the campaign into Yemen and Somalia.
Nairobi Blast Caused By IED, Terrorist Group Suspected
May 29 2012 12:10 PM EDT
A blast that ripped through a building in downtown Nairobi Monday, injuring 33 people, was caused by an improvised explosive device, Kenyan authorities said Tuesday.
'Somali Terror Plot' Uncovered In Denmark
May 29 2012 11:56 AM EDT
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) arrested two men Monday evening in connection with an alleged terror plot, who have suspected links to the radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Danish Arrest 2 Somali-Born Brothers in 'Terror Plot'
May 29 2012 8:58 AM EDT
The men, aged 18 and 23, were arrested on Monday after they were heard discussing plans for attack and potential targets, Danish Security and Intelligence officials said.
Somalia: Is The End of Al-Shabab Nearing?
May 25 2012 2:31 PM EDT
African Union and Somali troops captured an al-Shabab stronghold outside of Mogadishu on Friday, claiming another key victory against the al Qaeda-backed rebel group.
August 20 In Somalia: A New Beginning, Or Another Failed Attempt?
May 24 2012 3:07 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Somalia's interim leaders agreed on a schedule to end the current transitional period. By August, they hope, a newly elected government will lead a unified Somalia away from its tumultuous past.