As 3,000 Ethiopian soldiers depart, militia groups are battling to take more control from the weak transitional government.
The world is not willing to allow this strategic nation to remain ungoverned. Can a coordinated effort create a stable government?
The action raises questions about whether troops will withdraw, as planned, by the end of the year.
South Africa's president was ousted by his own party this weekend.
Gunmen hijacked four ship within 48 hours last week. Cash retrieved from ransoms is paying for weapons and salaries of fighters on both sides of Somalia's conflict.
Failed talks and the killing of yet another aid worker highlight the growing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.