Raw Telexes to the Times Home Office From a Civil War Zone
“We’re bracing for the invasion tonight. I’ll be on the roof of the cbs compound attempting to keep the radio link open.” Could this be 1992? Yes, if you’re in Somalia.
Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People
A Somali expatriate makes an attempt to restore part of his homeland in Andrew Harding’s “The Mayor of Mogadishu.”
The World's Most Corrupt Countries
Transparency International, an anti-corruption watchdog, has compiled a list of the world’s most corrupt countries.
Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia
The administration’s move to stretch a 2001 war authorization will strengthen Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Somali militants, and has drawn objections from some experts.
The Refugee Camp She Once Called Home
A sister returns after more than a decade.
U.S. Policy Prevents Women Who Are Raped By ISIS From Accessing Abortion
It’s time to repeal the Helms Amendment.
‘I’m Scared These Men Will Kill Everyone’: ISIS Takes a Somalia Town
Dozens of men with machine guns and rifles marched into the town of Qandala, residents and officials said, opening another front in the battle between ISIS and the Shabab.
Freed Sailors Recount Years of Torture at the Hands of Somali Pirates
The crew members, released after four and a half years in captivity, recalled how they were beaten with poles and ate rats to survive in the desert.
26 Asian Sailors Released After Ransom, Somali Pirate Says
The pirate said $1.5 million had been paid for the release of the sailors, seized in 2012 and among the few hostages still in the hands of Somali pirates.
Refugees Need a Nation’s Better Angels
In a time of fear about migrants, it’s worth remembering that finding and resettling the world’s neediest refugees is an American tradition.
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