The World's Jason Margolis has an update on the Saudi-owned oil tanker that's in the hands of pirates off the coast of Somalia. The tanker is loaded with 100 million dollars worth of crude oil that was destined for the United States.
In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.
For today's geoquiz we're in search of an East African country that's celebrating 50 years of independence today. On July 1st 1960, this country had been administered by the UK and Italy, and became one republic. The answer is Somalia.
The violent attack on a mall in Nairobi is a sign of desperation from the Somali group responsible for it, according to analyst Ken Menkhaus. He's a professor of political science at Davidson College in North Carolina. Anchor Marco Werman challenges him to explain his analysis.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with William Langewiesche, International Correspondent for Vanity Fair, about the rise in pirate activity off the coast of Somalia. The country is next to one of the world busiest international shipping routes.
Heba Aly has the story of a young man from Kenya who went to fight with the insurgents in Somalia. He's believed to have blown himself up in a suicide bombing. Now his family and friends worry that other young men from his village will follow his path.
The World's Jeb Sharp brings you the latest on the twin bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The double blasts killed some 70 people. The main suspect at this stage is the Somali insurgent group al Shabab.