Jan 12, 2013 — It's not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across Africa.
Nov 26, 2012 — London-raised Ahmed Jama won't give up on Mogadishu, even though his restaurants have been attacked by suicide bombers more than once. In fact, he's leading the city's cultural revival, one dish at a time, by offering residents and visitors a taste of authentic Somali cuisine and hospitality.
Jan 25, 2012 — The Somalia operation instantly recalled the killing of Osama bin Laden last year. Indeed, it was reported that the SEAL team that conducted the hostage rescue was the same one that killed the al Qaeda leader. As with the bin Laden operation, the Somalia rescue of aid workers occurred as Obama made high profile appearances, giving no signs of the drama.
Sep 27, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, what has happened to political mobilization on the left, and an update on Somalia. In the second hour, preventing prescription drug overdoses, and why everyone needs a coach.
Aug 9, 2011 — Some 800 metric tons of food are on the way to East Africa, where more than 12 million people are suffering from a severe drought. And a U.S. veteran who was shot down in Somalia in 1993 says he'd be willing to fly aid in.
Feb 22, 2011 — The yacht Quest was hijacked Friday off the coast of Oman. A U.S. Navy warship that was trailing the yacht heard gunfire and boarded the vessel Monday.
Oct 20, 2010 — Somali pirates have become more bold, attacking any ship, any time. Their success has wrought a whole new culture along the coast of Somalia.
Oct 6, 2010 — Tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled the conflict in their homeland to neighboring Kenya. Now, the conflict is following them there.
Oct 5, 2010 — European Union soldiers are training Somali soldiers. One of their biggest challenges isn't fighting ability, it's teaching the troops to grasp a national identity as Somalis. Not an easy task for men who have grown up without a nation.
Oct 4, 2010 — NPR's Frank Langfitt just returned from Mogadishu, Somalia. One of the things that stunned him about the war torn country was how beautiful it was.