The Italian crew steered the hijacked ship toward awaiting NATO forces in the Indian Ocean. Eleven Somali pirates were captured.
10/11/2011 12:56 pm
Yemen Al-Qaida: A year in the making and written before Friday's drone strike that killed al-Awlaki and fellow U.S.-born propagandist Samir Khan, the report also suggests that its leaders' strength is key to the group's end.
10/03/2011 10:37 am
The African Union Mission for Somalia is getting 3,000 more troops to keep its hold on Mogadishu, but there's no indication that AMISOM will be able to gain control of the country.
09/30/2011 11:17 am
To aid counterterrorism operations in Somalia and Yemen, the Obama administration is beefing up its drone network by expanding to Ethiopia, possibly risking its relationship with Africa.
09/23/2011 12:09 pm
African leaders talk often of 'African solutions for African problems,' but the paltry $70 million pledged at an AU famine-relief conference raises questions whether this mantra is just rhetoric.
08/26/2011 01:16 pm
As aid organizations and governments ship food and supplies to the relief camps to deal with the worst famine in decades, uncounted refugees are still seeking help far from the camps.
07/22/2011 04:11 pm
If we can’t promote democratic values and responsive governance in microstates like Djibouti and Swaziland, we have no business attempting nation-building elsewhere.
06/07/2011 12:40 pm
African Union troops aim to deny the militant Islamist group Al Shabab funds it receives from taxing shopkeepers and traders. An apparent surge of AU peacekeepers is challenging Al Shabab's tacit control of Somalia.
05/23/2011 01:49 pm
In Djibouti, a foreigner's early-morning jogs open up a world of curious encounters.
05/13/2011 05:19 pm
Kenya greeted Osama bin Laden's death as "justice." Other countries worry that America's battle against terrorism masks an attempt to expand military influence in Africa.
05/02/2011 02:51 pm