A new report reveals that the East African nation of Somalia, which has been fighting with the support of the U.S. an insurgency by the radical al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab, may be using children as informants. A Washington Post exclusive reports…
By Sebastian Rich
Severe droughts are stifling Somalia and forecasts of little rain this year will make things worse, particularly in northern Somalia where people are dependent on livestock for food, the United Nations recently said.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will disclose how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes since 2009, the White House said Monday, lifting one element of secrecy shrouding the controversial counterterrorism program.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says a U.S. drone strike on Saturday struck a training camp for al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia who were preparing to launch a large-scale attack, likely against African or U.S. personnel.
By PBS NewsHour
Established by the U.N. in 1991 to house Somalis fleeing their civil war, the Dadaab refugee camp complex in eastern Kenya has grown into the largest in the world. Some call it a humanitarian disaster, but to its half-million residents,…
By Joshua Barajas
For several years human rights groups have claimed that U.S. drone attacks have killed more civilians abroad than their intended targets. The Intercept published highly classified information Thursday that provided evidence, among other findings, that nearly 90 percent of people…
Dadaab in Kenya is the world’s largest refugee camp. With more than 350,000 people -- the population of New Orleans proper -- it’s more like a little city.
Nearly $1.3 billion are sent to Somalis in the form of remittances each year according to Oxfam, $215 million of which are sent from the U.S.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
According to community leaders in Minneapolis-St. Paul, 80 percent of the Somali-Americans there send money back to East Africa. Aid groups say 40 percent of Somalia’s population relies on those dollars -- known as remittances -- to survive. But recently,…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
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