Widely considered an obstacle to peace, Abdullahi Yusuf announced his resignation on Monday.
A Monitor Q&A reveals who's behind the modern-day pirates, how they got so good at taking ships, and what's being done to stop them.
U.S. warships surrounded the hijacked MV Faina and its military cargo off Somalia's coast Monday.
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.
Drawn by better governance and investment opportunities, Africans across the diaspora are increasingly returning to their home countries.
The attack undermines a UN-mediated cease-fire signed last week between the government and opposition groups as the country's humanitarian crisis worsens.