For Somali villagers, battling militants requires no mighty army, but sacrifice
Brandishing his AK-47, Mumin Elmi, a 65 years-old herder and his men are on a tough mission: expelling the feared Al Shabab fighters whom they blamed of robbery and cold-blood murders against their people from their villages, a goal which despite challenges showed early success.
Financial squeeze calls for alternatives in Somalia war
African Union (AU) troops fighting in Somalia have not had their monthly pay for the last four months, a factor that threatens to lower their morale and resolve in finishing off Al-Shabaab, a militant group fighting the government there.
Hyenas attack hungry women as Somaliland's drought deepens - charity
Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday, adding there were reports of some women being set upon by hyenas after collapsing from hunger.
ISIL is competing with al-Shabaab for recruits in Somalia and appears to be gaining traction
The Islamic State may be gaining a foothold in East Africa. The militant group took responsibility for an IED attack on a convoy of African Union peacekeepers traveling outside of Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu on April 25.
Super Tuesday Returns: Trump Sweeps Five States; Clinton Wins Four
Donald Trump swept through all five states holding presidential primaries on Tuesday, winning in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and Connecticut, and increasing his chances that he will be able to secure the nomination before the Republican Convention in July.
THE United States is fighting an unauthorized war. Over the past 19 months, American forces have launched more than 8,800 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and hit the group’s affiliate in Libya.