But the Somali officials, backed by international forces, are too busy fighting among themselves to govern.
The brazen attack spotlights the presence of religious foreigners in a lawless country that US officials say could soon turn into the next terrorist haven run by militant Islamists.
08/12/2009 01:00 am
The fiery Sheikh Dahir Aweys may be ready to hash out a peace deal, following weeks of fighting the moderate government of Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
06/17/2009 01:00 am
Calm returned Monday after four days of heavy fighting in Mogadishu between the extremist group, Al Shabab, and pro-government militias.
05/11/2009 01:00 am
Sheikh Hassan Aweys, whom the US accuses of having ties to Al Qaeda, says he wants to unite warring Islamic factions.
04/24/2009 01:00 am
As 3,000 Ethiopian soldiers depart, militia groups are battling to take more control from the weak transitional government.
01/12/2009 12:00 am
Widely considered an obstacle to peace, Abdullahi Yusuf announced his resignation on Monday.
12/29/2008 12:00 am
In cash-strapped, hungry Somalia, the pirate life may be risky, but payoffs are huge.
12/19/2008 12:00 am
As the violence escalates, observers warn of famine and the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent.
07/21/2008 01:00 am
The unrest follows reports of atrocities by militants and US-backed Ethiopian and Somali forces, as well as a recent US strike on an alleged Al Qaeda leader there.
05/07/2008 01:00 am