- It's an underground prison in the compound of the presidential palace.
- Spurred by a massive drought in the Horn of Africa, the famine in Somalia has already left tens of thousands of people dead. Making matters worse, Somalia's ineffective government has been unable to counter the crisis on its own, and is desperately relying on the humanitarian efforts of foreign powers.
- Famine has spread to six out of eight regions in southern Somalia, with 750,000 people facing imminent starvation, the United Nations said on Monday, and hundreds of people are dying each day despite a ramping up of aid relief.
- As counterterrorism has become the preeminent goal, the military has relied increasingly on covert operations
- With news that the United Nations bombing in Nigeria is connected to al-Qaeda, how serious is the militant group's presence in the country?
- Ibrahim said he was in Tripoli and had seen Gadhafi on Friday.
- Prime Minister Recep Erdogan visited Somalia in a much-needed display of support for a country where over 12 million people are at risk of famine.
- Britain said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of children could starve to death in Somalia if the international community did not ramp up its response to the famine there.
- Beset by famine, civil war and terrorist militant groups, Somalia is enduring the worst crisis in Africa in at least 20 years.