Guns that can cost as little as a bag of rice are today’s weapons of mass destruction.
Somali famine refugees flee to Dadaab, Kenya and to new camps sprouting up in the crumbling, bullet-riddled ruins of Mogadishu.
The United Nations officially declared today that two regions in southern Somalia are suffering from a famine, a word the U.N. does not use lightly.
Afghanistan tops the list.
Through the African Union’s Peace and Security Department, activist Stella Sabiiti works with rebels who inflict violence on civilians in conflict zones like Darfur and Somalia. Sabiiti tells us how her own experience as a victim of torture in Uganda has been vital to her understanding of the minds of perpetrators.