Somalia

 
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How can the U.S. help Somalia?

Give them a chance to help themselves, as they’ve shown they can in two relatively stable regions

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Charitable donation or material support for terrorism?

Two of the Minnesota Somalians indicted on terrorism charges say they thought they were collecting money for the impoverished people of their war-torn country.

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K’naan: From Mogadishu to the global stage

World attention will be on Africa this week as the World Cup begins. Need to Know sat down with Somali rapper K’Naan, whose song “Wavin’ Flag” was chosen as the theme of the this year’s tournament.

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K’naan live: ‘Take a Minute’

K’naan told Need to Know that the song “Take a Minute” is one of those songs that people always react to when he performs live.

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K’naan music video: ‘Soobax’

This is the music video for K’naan’s first single, “Soobax.” It was written about living in Somalia at the mercy of violent rival warlords, and was an anthem to lift the spirits of his fellow Somalis.

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  Somalia is a ‘nation of poets’

Images of Somalia in the West speak to its war-torn history, but the country has a deeply rooted poetic tradition.

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