Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Kenyan police have rounded up thousands of illegal Somali immigrants and refugees as part of their battle against Al Shabab. But they’ve detained hundreds of Somali-Kenyans, too.
A crackdown on Al Shabab threatens the success of 'Little Mogadishu,' a hub for Somali refugees, and could have a wider impact on the nation's economy as families flee and businesses fail.
With Kenya's unilateral decision to enter and create a new buffer state inside Somalia, Ahmed Abdi Godane's urging this week to kick foreigners out has an audience, and even some logic.
After military operations in Libya and Somalia, US counterterrorism appears to 'live on the edge of international law.'
Barclays bank says it doesn't want to enable money laundering, but critics say it is cutting vital flows of money into the country.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network can tip off countries and aid groups about food insecurity in a region, but without the institutions to manage crisis, that does little good.
Policymakers in many of the world's hot spots have a common New Year's wish: for unity to usher in and consolidate political and economic stability.