Mar 1st, 2013
Known for topping the list of failed states, Somalia seems to be rising from the ashes of war and all its connotations. Its capital Mogadishu, infamously known for Black Hawk Down and often described as one of the most dangerous cities on earth, has seen a revival since August 2011 when AMISOM ousted...
In East Africa
Jan 17th, 2013
By Paul D. Shinkman,usnews A State Dept. official says efforts in a former terrorist haven should be a model for action in Africa French soldiers prepare material to be loaded into a British army Boeing C-17 cargo aircraft arriving from British Brize Norton base en route to Bamako, Mali. A top State ...
Nov 26th, 2012
When people think of Somalia, they think of Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down. They think of South Park’s “Somalian Pirates We” episode. They even think of (sigh) Pirates of the Caribbean. What they don’t usually know is that Somalia has three extremely different regions, and that one of those regions is...
Nov 15th, 2012
by Chris Floyd The United States has committed an act of war against Somalia (as Buzzflash noted), launching a gunship attack in pursuit of “suspected al Qaeda operatives.” Several people were killed when US planes “strafed the village of Hayo near the Kenyan border” and possi...