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.
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.
Nairobi residents remained on edge as the assault by al-Shabab continued at a luxury Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital. Kenyan Laura Walubengo, a web editor with DSTV online in Nairobi watched the scene unfold at the mall.
You wouldn't wish anyone to have a childhood that started in war-torn Somalia. But in the real-life story of pirates who commandeered a US cargo ship and were pursued by US Navy SEALs, Barkhad Abdi says his few early years in Somalia helped him in his co-starring role.
Mohamed Ali escaped Somalia's civil war when he was 10. When he learned that Somali youth who don't escape often end up wearing bomb-laden suicide vests, he decided to do something for them. Now he helps them start businesses.