Topic: Horn of Africa
Tuesday's suicide attack by Somalia's Al Shabab militants marks the start of a new 'massive war' against 'invaders,' says a spokesman for the Al Qaeda-linked group. But how much of a threat are they?
08/24/2010 03:25 pm
African leaders called for tougher measures against Islamist extremists in Somalia in the wake of the July 11 Uganda bombings. Eritrea is pushing for talks instead.
07/29/2010 12:58 pm
America's policy so far amounts to containing this Somali terrorist group that has links to Al Qaeda.
07/14/2010 04:55 pm
The Uganda bombings are a sad reminder of the ways that Washington’s intervention has exacerbated problems in Somalia.
07/13/2010 02:47 pm
The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group says it carried out twin Uganda bombings that killed at least 74 people and wounded scores more during the World Cup final Sunday. It's Al Shabab's first attack outside of Somalia.
07/12/2010 02:40 pm
The self-declared republic of Somaliland voted this past weekend for a new president. Somaliland is the one corner of Somalia that functions, but the international community refuses recognize it as a nation-state. Is the West scuppering its best chance for democracy in the region?
07/08/2010 05:00 pm
Most navies catch and release Somali pirates. But Kenya's new pirate court, funded by the UN, aims to bring legal clarity to a complex international crime.
07/08/2010 01:12 pm
Veteran insurgents from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have relocated to the chaotic country of Somalia in large enough numbers to spark worry inside the international community.
07/08/2010 01:03 pm
Africa's long-term food security will come from nurturing the soil, not manipulating expensive seeds.
07/06/2010 10:50 am
The Yemeni Coast Guard comprises 57 sea vessels and 1,200 sailors who are tasked with combating threats from Somali pirates, traffickers, and terrorist attacks. Miles of coastline remain unprotected.
06/19/2010 04:03 pm