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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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