WorldViews: Somalia

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/17/2013

5 insights on the racial tolerance and ethnicity maps, from an ethnic conflict professor

Steve Saideman, who studies some of the issues raised in the maps, expands on some points and pushes back on others.

By Max Fisher  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maps, Somalia

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photos showing mujahideen pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda

The photos showed al-Shabaab pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda, days after the two groups linked up.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Al-Shabaab bans Red Cross in Somalia

The militant group said on Twitter that the Red Cross had distributed expired food.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, Al-Shabaab

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Hirola’s disappearance would mean an entire genus of mammal goes extinct

Unregulated hunting, destruction of habitat, and drought linked to climate change have all been responsible for the waning population of the hirola.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, genus, hirola, Somalia

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Somali pirates suspected in kidnapping of aid workers — how bad is the pirate problem?

Three aid workers, who were helping remove land mines in northern Somalia have been kidnapped by gunmen who attacked their convoy while en route to the airport.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, pirates

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Somalia famine getting worse (graphic)

Seven hundred and fifty thousand Somalis may die of starvation this year.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, Horn of Africa, famine, drought

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Drone bases secretly assembled: Where are they located?

The Obama administration is assembling secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, drones, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Somalia, Yemen, Seychelles, Ethiopia