The Somali capital Mogadishu is now relatively peaceful. But there are still 'temporary' camps that hold thousands of people displaced by the fighting there. One aid group says 'gatekeepers' who manage the camps are preventing many from leaving.
Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
The interviews with the fake pirates have made it into the venerable pages of Time magazine and have been broadcast in documentaries, one of which was reportedly shown in some 18 countries across the world.
In Somalia, Ali Maow Maalin died unexpectedly this week. His passing is a milestone in the history of a viral disease: smallpox. Ali Maow Maalin was the last person in the world to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.