Three experts, including U of M professor Abdi Ismail Samatar, discuss the meaning of Monday’s presidential election and Somalia’s future prospects.
One year after the ouster of the Islamist militia, the capital city prospers. But Al Shabab remains a threat.
One year after the forced departure of Islamist militia Al Shabab, Mogadishu is rebuilding and prospering. But residents worry the group may return.
Somalia has lacked a working government since 1991, when its last elected government collapsed. Its newest draft constitution puts it on a path toward elections and legitimacy.
Seen by World Bank and UN monitoring group as ‘corrupt’ and ‘incompetent,’ Somalia’s interim government has a deadline within a month to transition to a permanent government.
Somali government troops, together with Kenyan forces, rescued kidnapped foreign aid workers near the Somali town of Afmadow.
Seven of Somalia’s most senior Islamist commanders were for the first time Thursday added to the State Department’s list of terrorists with multi-million dollar bounties on their heads.
When delegates from 57 nations gathered in Istanbul last week to discuss bringing peace and stability to Somalia, one country’s efforts got special attention: Turkey.
A major offensive aimed at clearing Somalia’s Al Qaeda-allied Islamist army from the world’s largest camp for displaced people began Tuesday, amid fears that civilians could end up in the firing line.
Tuesday morning’s airstrike on Somali pirates by a European Union military helicopter brings the EU more in line with US military methods in the country.
Many foreign fighters in Somalia are actually members of the Somali diaspora who have been recruited to fight in their cultural homeland.
After two decades of despair, there are tangible signs of progress in.