Containing Chaos: Somalia Today
Oct 7, 2010 — A high-speed tour of the city does not include famous landmarks that inspire national pride. Instead, it's filled with what used to be and places where terrible things happened.
Oct 6, 2010 — Eastleigh, an area in Nairobi, Kenya, is home to tens of thousands of refugees from neighboring Somalia. Known as "Little Mogadishu," Eastleigh is becoming a new recruiting ground for al-Shabab, the militant group that aims to create a strict Islamist state in Somalia.
Oct 5, 2010 — Since April, European Union soldiers have been training Somali recruits to fight Islamist insurgents trying to topple their country's beleaguered government. The trainers are finding that the soldiers — whose salaries are paid by the U.S. — have a lot to learn about warfare.
Oct 4, 2010 — Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, is a front line in the global war against radical Islam. A group known as al-Shabab that claims links to al-Qaida wants to create a strict Muslim state. About 7,000 African Union peacekeeping troops are trying to stop them.
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.