Jan 13, 2013 — A French soldier and 17 Islamist rebels were killed in the raid to rescue a French hostage in Somalia, who is also believed to have died. The president's acknowledgment of the U.S. role in the raid came the same day as France said the U.S. provided "communications and transport" support for the ongoing French military action against Islamist rebels in Mali.
Apr 4, 2012 — The blast killed at least six and was a stark reminder of the country's fragile security situation.
Feb 27, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of affirmative action, and the opinion page looks at single parenting. In the second hour, the author of Am I My Genes?, and what could work for Somalia.
Oct 4, 2011 — A spokesman for the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
Jul 22, 2011 — As they flee famine, drought and conflict in their own country, Somalis are streaming to an "inhospitable land" in Kenya where life is marginally better. International efforts are underway to get help to them.
Jul 6, 2011 — They were likely fleeing the war in their country and the severe drought in the region, and were trying to get to Saudi Arabia. Human trafficking is common in the largely lawless region.