Somalia

Conflict

The story of two brothers, one green card and Trump's ban

For the past three years, our reporter in London, Leo Hornak, has kept in close touch with two brothers from Somalia, both refugees. They fled the violence of the extremist group al-Shabab. But their fates have diverged. One got lucky, receiving a US green card. He's now living in Maine. The other is still waiting to get refugee status in the US. But with Trump's immigrant and refugee ban, it's not looking good.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

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.

Global Politics

Geo quiz

Now, a national holiday is one of the clues to our geo quiz. We are looking for an East African country marking 50 years of independence today.

Global Politics

Geo answer

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Uganda bombings update

The Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings that killed more than 70 people in Kampala. Ugandan authorities say they've made some arrests. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Will Ross in Kampala.

Conflict & Justice

U.S. states tied to al-Shabab

Host David Baron talks to the BBC's Iain MacKenzie in about the announcement that fourteen people in three American states are being charged with terrorist offences, including providing money and support to the Somali-based extremist group, al-Shabab.

Conflict & Justice

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.