Articles by Somalia

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    U.S. Donates $17M More for Somalia Famine Relief

    August 12 2011 3:12 PM EDT

    The U.S. will donate an additional $17 million to nations in the Horn of Africa coping with severe drought, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced.

  • Mogadishu
    Al-Shabaab Driven Out of Mogadishu

    August 11 2011 4:36 PM EDT

    The Islamic insurgents have left the city, releasing their four-year grip on the Somali capital. But is the government effective enough to keep al-Shabaab out for good?

  • Mogadishu
    WFP says has more access in Somalia, Mogadishu a challenge

    August 11 2011 3:51 PM EDT

    The U.N.'s food agency said it has been able to reach more parts of famine-struck Somalia in the last month but there were still significant security challenges in Mogadishu even though Islamist rebels have left the capital.

  • An internally displaced woman sits with her malnourished children
    WFP says has more access in Somalia, Mogadishu a challenge

    August 11 2011 1:39 PM EDT

    The U.N.'s food agency said it has been able to reach more parts of famine-struck Somalia in the last month but there were still significant security challenges in Mogadishu even though Islamist rebels have left the capital.

  • Justin Bieber
    Music stars campaign to end hunger crisis in Africa

    August 10 2011 7:31 PM EDT

    A global social media campaign featuring a Bob Marley song was launched by some of the music industry's top stars on Tuesday to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa.

  • Lady Gaga at a fashion contest for promotion of her album
    Music stars campaign to end hunger crisis in Africa

    August 09 2011 8:12 PM EDT

    A global social media campaign featuring a Bob Marley song was launched by some of the music industry's top stars on Tuesday to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa.

  • At Issue: The Afghanistan War
    Navy SEALS Killed Highlights Growing Role for Special Ops

    August 09 2011 2:55 PM EDT

    As warfare becomes increasingly defined by targeted counter-terrorism operations rather than battles against conventional armies, Special Ops troops have grown in number and importance.

  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia gather near at the Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, in Kenya's northeastern province
    Somalia Famine: 10 Dead in Refugee Camp Shootout

    August 05 2011 12:32 PM EDT

    Soldiers fired upon looters and refugees in Mogadishu.

  • Aid Groups Appeal for More Funding in Somalia
    Succour to Somalia Still Elusive (Famine Photos)

    August 05 2011 4:49 AM EDT

    With the famine spreading further in and around Somalia, the Aid groups are appealing for more funding to cope with the crisis.

  • Afghan TV Series Pokes Fun at Government with "The Ministry"

    August 05 2011 4:16 AM EDT

    Britain and the United States poke fun at incompetent, arrogant middle managers in the television comedy "The Office," but in Afghanistan the target is a fictional minister of garbage in a new series called "The Ministry."

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    Teenage brides suffer pain and shame of fistula

    August 04 2011 4:57 PM EDT

    "Nobody wants a woman who passes stools all the time and smells," whispered Farhiya Mohamed Farah, explaining why her husband divorced her when she was pregnant with their second child.

  • Covert Warfare: U.S. Military Ups Use of Special Ops, a 'Counter-terrorism Killing Machine'

    August 04 2011 11:51 AM EDT

    As the focus of modern warfare shifts from conventional military campaigns to clandestine, targeted strikes, the U.S. military has increasingly come to rely on covert operatives employed by U.S. Special Operations Command, according to a new report.

  • somalia
    Famine Spreads to Three More Areas in Somalia

    August 03 2011 3:59 PM EDT

    A total of five areas in Somalia suffering from famine, including the capital city.

  • Somalia
    Somalia Famine: UN Needs More Money to Increase Aid [PHOTOS]

    August 02 2011 9:34 AM EDT

    The fate of tens of thousands of people living and dying from famine in the Somalia is literally in the hands and hearts of the internationally community. The deadly famine in Somalia could spread if the international community doesn't provide the funds needed to respond to the hunger crisis that has already killed thousands, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned.

  • Somalia
    Somalia Famine Worsens as African Union Scrambles for Aid

    August 02 2011 9:10 AM EDT

    The U.N. says that more than $2 billion more in aid is required to help the starving in Somalia.

  • Central Bank of Kenya
    On target inflation components prompt Kenya rate hold: cbank

    August 01 2011 12:40 PM EDT

    Kenya's monetary policy committee decided to leave its key lending rate unchanged because non-food and fuel inflation were within its target band, its chairman, who is also the governor of the central bank, said on Monday.

  • A Muslim woman takes pictures near a sea of floral tributes placed outside the Oslo Cathedral
    Muslims in Norway Contemplate Their Future

    July 30 2011 11:12 AM EDT

    Muslims in Norway number about 200,000, only about 4 percent of the country?s population. They come from across the Arab world, as well as Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kenya and Somalia.

  • Top 10 Failing Nations

    July 30 2011 8:47 AM EDT

    The fourth of July has passed yet again with celebrations all over the United States. However, some people in other nations have nothing to celebrate. This list looks at 10 of the poorest, most impoverished nations on earth. There is not likely to be much dispute about the countries listed here being suited to this list, but do feel free to add any others you may think should be here to the comments.

  • Top 10 Failing Nations

    July 30 2011 8:47 AM EDT

    The fourth of July has passed yet again with celebrations all over the United States. However, some people in other nations have nothing to celebrate. This list looks at 10 of the poorest, most impoverished nations on earth. There is not likely to be much dispute about the countries listed here being suited to this list, but do feel free to add any others you may think should be here to the comments.

  • Al-Qaeda Commander Zawahiri
    Al-Qaeda Almost Defeated? Not So Fast, Official Says

    July 29 2011 9:02 AM EDT

    Predictions about al-Qaeda's imminent collapse threaten to lull the U.S. into a false sense of complacency about the continued threat the terror network represents, a recently retired top counter-terrorism aide said.