Somalia

The Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (AP Photo/ Belgian Government)

Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin

BRUSSELS (AP) — An alleged pirate kingpin has been arrested in a Hollywood-style sting that lured him from Somalia to Belgium to work on a fake documentary about high-seas crime. Yet instead of signing a […]

10/14/2013

Map locates Barawe, Somalia; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

US forces hit extremists behind E. Africa attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in […]

10/05/2013

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AP sources: Navy SEALs raid Somali town

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get […]

10/05/2013

A Kenyan soldier runs through a corridor on an upper floor, shortly before an explosion was heard, at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya attack unfolded in up and down Twitter feeds

PARIS (AP) — As the deadly attack unfolded inside Kenya’s Westgate mall, the militants who claimed responsibility for the spreading mayhem sent out tweet after tweet, taunting the Kenyan military, defending the mass killings and […]

09/24/2013

Kenyan security forces are seen at the entrance of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

Kenyans say they control mall, attackers say no

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said Tuesday hostages are alive and their fighters are “still holding their ground,” calling into question Kenyan officials’ claims that […]

09/24/2013

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Kenya mall siege in final stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out al-Qaida-linked terrorists from a besieged shopping center, the vice president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was […]

09/23/2013

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Somali leader says threat of al-Shabab is global

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Islamic extremist group claiming responsibility for the weekend terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall presents a threat not just to the region or Africa but to “the world at large,” […]

09/23/2013

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Analysis: Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group’s deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured […]

09/22/2013

Somali's walk past solar powered lights at a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia: Solar lights protect against sex attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Chatting women sitting outside makeshift homes at night is a new scene in a once-dark refugee camp in the Somali capital. In a city where darkness brings the threat of attack, […]

09/02/2013

Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]

08/16/2013

Creative Activism (audio)

Kathy Eldon has worked as an art teacher, television presenter, magazine editor, journalist, media consultant and a television and film producer in Kenya, England and the United States. She is currently producing a feature film […]

09/24/2012