On his African trip, Obama is bypassing 3 countries weak on human rights
Commentary: The snub should make a diplomatic point with Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
World Refugee Day 2013: 'Needs of these people are overwhelming'
The world's refugee population is on the incline with a staggering 45.2 million people displaced from their homes.
The number of refugees worldwide is going up
The UN refugee agency reports the highest number of refugees since 1994, almost half of them children.
Analysis: Is The Hague racist?
The African Union claims the International Criminal Court is a racist institution hunting down Africans because of the color of their skin. But that’s not the end of the story.
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
G20’s secret shame: ignoring tropical diseases among world’s profoundly poor
Commentary: Mass administration of low-cost drugs around the globe could make a huge impact.
Suicide car bomber his Qatari convoy in Mogadishu, killing at least eight Somalis
A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of Qatari officials in central Mogadishu has reportedly killing eight Somalis.
Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000 people: report
The famine, which hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012, resulted in higher casualties than originally believed.
Famine: 260,000 died in Somalia, new figures show
260,000 people died in Somalia's 2011 famine, more than double previous estimates.
UN peacekeepers head to Mali, where there is no peace
In Somalia, Congo and now Mali, the United Nations is using peacekeepers not to keep the peace, but to help bring it about.
Somalia reporter killed in fourth journalist murder this year
A Somali reporter was shot dead Sunday outside his home in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen, making him the fourth journalist killed in the country this year.
Mogadishu court attack kills at least 16 people
Two car bombs and gunfire outside law courts in Somalia's capital city killed at least 16 people on Sunday.
How to fight Africa’s wars
Western countries have little desire to intervene in African conflicts. But with the rise of Al Qaeda in Africa, they have little choice. A cooperative model employed in Somalia, and now Mali, might offer some hope.
Obama OKs military aid for Somalia
Obama paves the way for military aid to Somalia.
Displaced Somalis suffer in camps
Human Rights Watch released a report on Wednesday, detailing the abuse displaced Somalis suffer in camps meant to provide safety and shelter.
Human Rights Watch: Displaced Somalis suffer abuse in camps
Camps for internally displaced people in the capital city of Mogadishu have become like prisons, says Human Rights Watch in their new 80-page report.
Fleeing Syria: Insights on Lebanon’s open border
Commentary: Lebanon needs financial aid to keep its refugee program from backsliding.
Car bomb kills at least 10 people near Mogadishu's presidential palace
The attack is one of the most deadly in Mogadishu since Somalia formed a new UN-backed government last year.
Somalia offers $50,000 reward for information on journalist killers
Somalia has offered a $50,000 reward for information that would lead to the convictions of those killing journalists.
Somalia woman charged after alleging rape by security forces
The Somali government has charged a woman after she alleged security forces gang raped her.
Obama’s cautious foreign policy has proved right so far
Commentary: Events, not intentions, will shape his record in the second term.
Somali prime minister survives suicide bomb attack
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid survived a suicide bomber attack outside the presidential palace.
Africa's local militants embrace Al Qaeda ideology
Nigeria’s newest terror group, Ansaru, demonstrates how Africa’s homegrown militants are more and more embracing an Al Qaeda-styled global ideology.
Sound reasons to fight Al Qaeda in Mali
Commentary: International action could forestall a protracted war.
Somalia government recognized by US after 2 decades
Somalia descended into chaos in 1991 and has had a number of transitional governments until recently.
5 recent hostage rescues that ended in tragedy
Hostage rescues often have less-than-happy endings.
French hostage, commandos feared dead in failed rescue mission in Somalia
A French national held hostage in Somalia, Denis Allex, and two French commandos sent to free him were killed Saturday when the rescue mission went wrong.
Somali pirate retires from life on high seas
Big Mouth, one of Somalia's most notorious pirates, has retired from any more gang activity.
Somalia: Pirates free 22 hostages after nearly three years of captivity
The hostages from the Panama-flagged MV Iceberg 1 ship were freed after a two-week operation by maritime police in Somalia's breakaway region of Puntland.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Reverse brain drain: Heading home to Somalia
“There has to be some point in your life when you go back to look after your relatives and contribute to your country."