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All Posts Tagged With: "Somalia"

Worldfocus Radio: Yemen’s Multiple Wars

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Yemen’s Multiple Wars

Our weekly Worldfocus Radio show analyzes three different ongoing conflicts in Yemen: Houthis in the north, al-Qaeda militants and southern separatists. Martin Savidge hosts Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment and Sudarsan Raghavan of the Washington Post.

Posted: January 14, 2010 09:45   Comments: 2
Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

In the Newsroom

Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

It was Yemen where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allegedly trained by al-Qaeda. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim writes how Yemen offers al-Qaeda the perfect environment to reorganize and reinvent itself, and that’s precisely why the world’s focus is now shifting to the Arabian Peninsula nation. It’s not news that Yemen has been a terrorist safe haven.

Posted: January 6, 2010 15:39   Comments: 2
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

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U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3
2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

Perspectives

2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

In Somalia, nine local journalists were murdered or killed in combat situations. Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists writes about the deteriorating situation for journalists in Somalia and explains why this figure is especially startling considering that sub-Saharan Africa has historically had one of the lowest journalist murder rates.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:40   Comments: 2
Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Extended Interview

Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.

Posted: November 24, 2009 18:26   Comments: 7
Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Daily News Brief

Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:31   Comments: 1
Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

Q & A

Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

The violent, separatist conflict in southeastern Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives over the last 15 years. Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn answers questions about the roots of this under reported conflict and whether it could be the next Darfur.

Posted: November 11, 2009 11:59   Comments: 47
Somali pirates: Behind the news

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Somali pirates: Behind the news

As word comes of another pirate hijacking - this time 700 nautical miles east of the coast of Somalia - Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo traces the roots of the ongoing Somali pirate situation.

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:55   Comments: 4
U.S. fight against terrorism has many battlegrounds

Interview (video)

U.S. fight against terrorism has many battlegrounds

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia have emerged as critical battlegrounds in the U.S. fight against extremists and terrorism. Is the United States being aggressive enough -- or too aggressive -- in its efforts to combat international terrorism? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 15, 2009 10:13   Comments: 20
Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

Interview (video)

Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

Thousands of displaced people continue to stream across the Somali border into a large refugee camp in northern Kenya. Spencer Platt of Getty Images recently returned from the Dadaab refugee complex and shares his impressions.

Posted: September 14, 2009 15:19   Comments: 2
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