Islamist militants fighting to bring down Somalia's Western-backed gov’t began to withdraw from the capital Mogadishu Saturday. This is the first time the al Qaeda-linked al Shabbab movement has abandoned the city during its four-year insurgency.
Market mayhem: $2.5 trillion have been lost as global stocks plunged over the last week, the worst sell-off in two years. Laura Baines and her panel also talk about the famine in Somalia, which has reached the south of the country; and Syria where the crackdown continues with Hama under siege.
Market mayhem: $2.5 trillion were lost as global stocks plunged over the last week, the worst sell-off in two years. Laura Baines and her panel also talk about the starvation in Somalia, which has reached the south of the country and Syria where the crackdown continues, with Hama under siege.
A conference to raise funds for 12 million people across the Horn of Africa who are struggling to deal with a devastating drought has been postponed until the end of the month, the African Union said Thursday.
The United Nations said Wednesday that famine has spread to three more regions of Somalia, warning that acute malnutrition is expected to persist across the southern part of the country through the end of the year.
Douglas Herbert interviews Cristina Amaral, Chief of Emergency Operations with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. They discuss the international community's reaction to East Africa's worst drought in 60 years, which has already led to famine in two regions of Somalia.
A group of armed men shot and killed a lawmaker as he left a mosque in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Kalif Jire Warfa was shot in the head and shoulder and was killed instantly, security sources said.
What can business do for Africa, at a time when the continent is facing a whole range of challenges? Millions of people are on the verge of starvation in Somalia, and South Sudan is still getting used to life as an independent state, after breaking away from the North. To discuss these topics, Markus Karlsson speaks to Thierry Tanoh of the International Financial Corporation, the private arm of the World Bank.
Popular support for al Shabaab has been dwindling in Somalia with the food crisis and the al Qaeda-linked group’s merciless response to aid efforts. But can this weakness bring an end to one of the world’s most intractable conflicts?