Regions / Somalia
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.
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.