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.
Travel and tourism has never really been bigger, with people hitting the road to find adventure. But for some, adventure comes with a trip to some place seemingly off-limits: war zones. Companies are marketing war tourism to appeal to a new type of tourist.
Canadians gathered along an Ontario highway Friday to say goodbye to the reservist who was shot and killed while standing guard at the country's War Memorial. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
To many Kenyans, the students killed in a massacre on a college campus last week were their country's best and brightest. On the last day of the official period of mourning, Kenyans gathered in Nairobi to honor the victims and ensure they are not forgotten.
Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them — and hundreds of thousands more — from getting out.
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.