In Mogadishu, artists have been forced to work underground for the past 21 years. Now as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab warlords lose their grip on the city, Somalian culture rises from its ashes, as symbolized by the reopening of the once bombed Mogadishu National Theater.
Germany is likely to approve an E.U. mandate allowing troops to fight Somali pirates not just in the Gulf of Aden, but also along the shore. Is Europe setting itself up for another Blackhawk Down?
No central bank or state authority to manage the countrys money supply, degenerating schools and universities, no way to know who owns land. Heres a look at how a stateless country manages to get from one day to the next.
Millions of people in Somalia are suffering from hunger not least because militant al-Shabaab Islamists are refusing to let aid organizations in with food supplies. Meanwhile, the group with ties to al-Qaeda is seeking converts to their cause with a bizarre social media campaign.
Already recognized as a humanitarian crisis, the ongoing drought in Somalia has now been officially classified as a "famine." The United Nations made the annoucement Wednesday.
Plagued by civil war, terrorism and poverty, Somalia and its capital Mogadishu are often described as hell on earth. But thanks to international help and a handful of courageous citizens, some light has appeared at the end of the tunnel for the troubled African nation.
Editorial: Even before reaching the brink of civil war, Yemen was plagued by a long list of woes, from dire poverty to Islamist terrorists. If Yemens neighbors dont step in to help, the country could slip into a Somalia-like state of chaos that can destabilize the whole region.