Somalia has suffered from nearly two decades of civil war,
piracy and now fighting between government forces and an
Islamist rebel group called al-Shabab.
Secretary of State Clinton spent the second day of her
African tour expressing support for the fragile transitional
government in Somalia as it struggles to combat extremist
groups linked to al-Qaida.
Somali pirates are increasing the frequency of their attacks
and targeting larger ships, targeting oil supertankers and
grain cargo vessels. Experts explain the rise in modern-day