Japan to deploy ships to fight piracy in Somalia
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Japan's plans to deploy members of its Maritime Self-Defense Force to help fight piracy off of the coast of Somalia, arguing that the country has a wider responsibility to the international community.
Posted: January 28, 2009 12:41
Q&A: Answers to lawlessness in Somalia
The Worldfocus radio show takes a look at Somalia beyond the pirate frenzy offshore and examines the causes of instability onshore. Listen now and read our Q&A.
Posted: January 20, 2009 19:56
Ask Your Questions
Q&A: Ask your questions about Somalia’s lawlessness
Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, Worldfocus.org's radio show will explore the worsening situation in Somalia, a place where pirates are only symptomatic of the lawlessness and instability onshore. Ask your questions here.
Posted: January 15, 2009 20:50
U.S. wages a new kind of war in Africa
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a new kind of war seen in several African conflicts, one waged in courtrooms and by means of humanitarian aid.
Posted: January 12, 2009 12:13
Chinese ships navigate Somalia’s waters
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the announcement that China plans to send at least three ships to Somalia to protect its vessels from rampant piracy and assesses the Asian country's naval ambitions.
Posted: December 22, 2008 14:14
Web Original Video
Pirates overshadow humanitarian crisis in Somalia
Somali human rights worker Zam Zam Abdullahi Abdi speaks about the critical situation in her country -- the widespread hunger, lawlessness and targets on humanitarian aid workers.
Posted: December 1, 2008 15:12
Somali pirates continue to hold hostages
Per Gullestrup, the owner of a ransomed ship, comments on the situation of his employees.
Posted: November 26, 2008 18:28
Islamists likely to shape Somalia’s future
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Islamist gains in Somalia and what Islamist leadership could mean for the country.
Posted: November 26, 2008 17:29
Blogwatch / Audio
Chaos on and off Somalia’s shores
Jane Campbell of the U.S. Navy discusses the situation in Somalia, where pirates hijacked a supertanker -- the largest vessel ever hijacked -- with $100 million in oil.
Posted: November 18, 2008 18:00
Osama bin Laden isolated, says CIA report
Jeff Stein of Congressional Quarterly discusses the hunt for Osama bin Laden and what changes we can expect from the Obama administration.
Posted: November 14, 2008 12:06