Topic: Somali Transitional Federal Government
Kenya's military intervention into neighboring Somalia follows a string of kidnappings on Kenyan soil by Somali pirates and terrorist threats by Al Shabab, an Islamist militant group linked to Al Qaeda.
10/16/2011 06:04 pm
After a hasty retreat from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu in August, the Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al Shabab claimed Tuesday's suicide truck bombing that killed more than 65 people.
10/04/2011 02:05 pm
US restrictions on aid for Somalia famine, although well-intentioned, are severely hindering relief efforts. International Crisis Groups says that lifting them would improve Somali opinions of the US.
10/03/2011 12:59 pm
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
Somalia specialist Ken Menkhaus told the Enough Project that the international community needs to pressure Al Shabab and the Somali government to open up aid delivery routes.
09/23/2011 02:23 pm
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
A Human Rights Watch report documents abuses by the Somali government and African Union peacekeeping forces, as well as Al Shabab.
08/15/2011 02:05 pm
Somalia expert Ken Menkhaus spoke with a guest blogger from the Enough Project about what policies need to change for a durable solution to the famine.
08/09/2011 03:30 pm
The Somalia famine has exacerbated divisions within the Islamist militant group Al Shabab, whose more pragmatic leaders want to allow Western food aid into the areas they control.
08/09/2011 02:06 pm
The Islamist group Al Shabab withdrew from Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, this weekend, but whether that is a sign of success for the African Union mission and Somalian government is unclear.
08/08/2011 01:41 pm