Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
When Somali and African Union troops started gaining ground in Somalia's civil war, fighters from al-Shabaab turned to another weapon: The water supply. Now many Somali towns and cities struggle to find enough water to survive, even when government troops appear to be winning.
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.
New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman tells host Marco Werman that new investors like Turkey have pumped millions into the capital city, and Somali entrepreneurs have a greater stake in maintaining stability.
Since the Dadaab refugee camp complex opened 26 years ago, an entire generation has grown up there. For many Somalis born and raised in Dadaab, it's more than just a camp. It’s home. And Kenya plans to close it in May.
Long distance runner Mo Farah won the gold for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. But he's not British-born. Farah is from Somalia, and his family lives in, well that's the question for you ... Where?
Next week a new CD will come out by an Italy-based singer named Saba. Saba taps into the music of the horn of Africa. But as The World's Marco Werman explains, one geographic location doesn't fully reflect Saba's own story.
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.
Aid groups say Somalia is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, due to renewed fighting between Islamic insurgents and Ethiopia-backed government forces, and Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Christian Balslev-Olesen
The attack began at around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Wednesday evening with a suicide car bombing at the Posh Treats restaurant and club, after which gunmen stormed inside the nearby Pizza House restaurant. The Syrian national is believed to have been a chef at Pizza House.
Somalia's Islamist insurgents have ordered a number of radio stations throughout the country to stop playing music. The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan is in Mogadishu ? and Mogadishu is one of the answers to our geo quiz today.