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Somalia’s Incredible Shrinking Election

The promise of “one man, one vote” has been broken. But will more than 135 people get to vote in the next presidential contest?

The Cable

Is There a New U.S. Airstrike Policy in East Africa?

U.S. drone strikes in Somalia show a changing fight.

Dispatch

Exclusive: U.S. Operates Drones From Secret Bases in Somalia

Two decades after “Black Hawk Down,” U.S. special operations forces are back in East Africa’s most troubled nation. FP provides a rare window into their shadowy operations.

Passport

Extremists Strike Three Continents in Wave of Islamic Holy Month Attacks

Beyond being part of a sickening wave of violence, there's no evidence yet that attacks killing scores of people across three continents Friday had much ...

Report

Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

Some financial companies in the U.S. resort to carrying cash on airplanes to keep remittances flowing to needy Somalis.

The Cable

Somalia is Too Dangerous for Kerry to Even Leave the Airport

Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Somalia, but Mogadishu is so dangerous he was confined to the airport.

Passport

For Military Operations From Somalia to Saudi Arabia, Hope Is a 4-Letter Word

The Saudi military intervention in Yemen shares a name with the failed U.S. mission to Somalia.

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