Regions / Somalia
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.
Fissures are beginning to appear in Isaias Afewerki's dictatorship.
The U.S. recognition of Somalia as a sovereign and equal partner entails new responsibilities for both parties.
Only a policy of sustained affirmative action can address ingrained gender imbalances in Somalia.
For the first time in years, Somalis are enjoying a renewed sense of hope and optimism
Though still deadly, Somali pirates have become business-like.
The government in Somalia has reportedly not been accountable with the foreign aid it has received, with much money arriving in powerful individuals' pockets and not the general population.
Tom Engelhardt reports on the institutionalization of targeting suspected "terrorists" through drone warfare and how this act has evolved under Obama's presidency.
Civilians killed in drone attacks are sometimes classified as militants.