Black Hawk Down

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 17th, 2013
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 26th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 15th, 2012
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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...
By benim
In East Africa
May 13th, 2011
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NAIROBI, Kenya – It’s a gruesome display seen many times over the years in Mogadishu: The bodies of dead soldiers dragged through the streets. Somalis angry over 20 years of violence say they do it in hopes of driving out African Union forces. The latest incident happened Thursday, when the bod...