After two weeks of clashes, troops of Somalia's fledgling U.N.-organized government swept into the southern city of Kismayo with the help of Ethiopian firepower Monday, taking back the final major city controlled by Islamic militias.
Millions of people in Somalia and Kenya "are on the brink of starvation" because of a severe drought that has swept the Horn of Africa.
Kenyan authorities have detained 12 people, 11 of them foreigners, in the ongoing investigation into Thursday's deadly car bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel and attempted missile attack on an airliner.
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