Most Shared Stories Tagged: Somalia

Somali piracy standoff

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on the stand-off with pirates on the Indian Ocean. She speaks with reporter David McGuffin in Kenya. That's where a U.S. flagged ship was headed before being seized by Somali pirates. The American crew retook control of the vessel, but the pirates are still holding the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a lifeboat.

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Peacekeepers killed in Somalia

Four African Union peacekeepers were killed when a mortar hit Somalia's presidential palace, officials say. Islamist insurgents battle government forces. The Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan has been filing from Mogadishu since the fighting began.

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Somalis in America

Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.

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A view from Somalia on the pirates

Yesterday's dramatic rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates is making headlines around the world -- including in Somalia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan, who's covering the story from Mogadishu.