The Islamic State Is Losing in Africa

And al Qaeda is winning.

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Somalia’s Presidential Election Is Postponed Again. What Now?

This does not bode well for the safety, security, or society of Somalia.


Meet the Tank Girls Taking on al-Shabab

Somalia’s fight against jihad will be decisive for women’s rights — and may be decided by female soldiers.


The U.N. Is Sending Thousands of Refugees Back Into a War Zone

Kenya’s plan to close the world’s largest refugee camp involves illegal forced repatriations of Somalis. Why is the U.N. helping to carry it out?


Somalia’s Presidential Election for 14,000 People

The vote was supposed to mark the culmination of the war-wracked country’s democratic transition. Instead, it’s a backroom deal greased with Gulf petrodollars.


How Much Does It Cost for Somalia to Ban Khat for a Week? Millions.

During a brief ban on khat trade in Somalia, Kenyan farmers lost millions of dollars.


The World’s Largest Refugee Camp Is Invited to Please Shut Down

The Kenyan government says it will clear its country of Somali refugees before the end of this year. But it's not saying how.

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