Life in Hell http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22412/all en Peace, but little else in rural Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120710/somalia-al-shabaab-al-qaeda-poverty-aid-charcoal-industry <p>RAS KAMBONI, Somalia &mdash; Last year, the main problem in this rural corner of Somalia was Al Shabaab, the country&#39;s resident Al Qaeda affiliate. Now it&rsquo;s everything else. &ldquo;The main problems here are lack of water, medicine, education and food,&rdquo; said Ali Mansour, a local elder. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t take baths or wash our clothes. We live here like animals. Our children are all fishermen, not students.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120710/somalia-al-shabaab-al-qaeda-poverty-aid-charcoal-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda in Africa Destination Mogadishu Life in Hell Conflict Zones War Aid Politics Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5711248 at http://www.globalpost.com