Regions / Somalia
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Somalia's power-sharing system has failed.
New films, reports, and media coverage are finally giving the American public a taste of the personal tragedies involved in the U.S. drone war.
The war on terror has become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
A deeper look at what the Westgate attack tells us about al-Shabaab--and how to respond.
In the wake of the horrific Westgate Mall attack, some nationalist Kenyan politicians are calling for reprisals against the country's Somalis--many of whom are native Kenyans.
When Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011, it overturned a 48-year-old policy of not involving itself in the armed conflicts of its neighbors—and now innocent Kenyans are paying the price.
The Nairobi Mall attack ripped open wounds still healing from the electoral violence in 2007 and 2008.
The ease with which al Shabaab and other extremist groups handle social media is disconcerting.
Jeremy Scahill's 'Dirty Wars' conveys the sinister, unaccountable, and deadly power concentrated in the halls of Washington that now threatens the planet.