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U.S. Strike Kills a Top Somali Militant

Tahlil Abdishakur, a key member of al-Shabab, died in an American drone strike just weeks after masterminding a bloody attack in Kenya.

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Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland

The self-declared republic's economy is based on remittances from abroad -- which are good business, too. So why is the money-transfer industry under threat?

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Child Labor Is Declining Worldwide, But It’s Thriving in These Six Countries

Eighty five million: That's how many children are involved the worst forms of child labor, including prostitution, the handling of hazardous materials, and heavy labor. ...

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Puntland Is for Pirates

Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?

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Cowboys and Indians?: American movies about Special Operators killing Somalis

I saw Captain Phillips over the weekend. I thought it was very good, and pretty realistic in its portrayal of how the military operates. As ...

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