October 18, 2013 The family of a 23-year-old Somali-born Norwegian citizen who authorities are looking for say they aren't sure if he's still alive.
October 14, 2013 A man who is accused of being a notorious pirate in Somalia has been arrested in Belgium, after an apparent sting operation that included a ruse that investigators were making a film.
October 7, 2013 A Kenyan intelligence official says that the "high-value terrorist leader" whose residence was targeted in a Navy SEAL raid was the senior al-Shabab leader Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, alias Ikrima. Ikrima is a Kenyan of Somali descent who boasts connections to both al-Shabab in Somalia and to a Kenyan jihadist group called al-Hijra.
October 6, 2013 Special forces captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya, and a Navy SEAL team struck at a leader of al-Shabab in Somalia. Libya's government is asking the U.S. for an explanation of what it deems a "kidnapping."
October 5, 2013 A force that raided a seaside house in Somalia early Saturday included members of a U.S. Navy SEAL team, according to reports. There were conflicting reports on the whereabouts and condition of the target, a senior leader of the al-Shabab militant group.
September 23, 2013 The group that claimed responsibility for the attack on the mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, began as a militia fighting in Somalia. But it has evolved into an al-Qaida affiliate that views Somalia as a front in the war against the West.
June 28, 2013 The world is closer than ever to wiping out polio. But a growing outbreak in the Horn of Africa has health workers worried that the virus could spread to surrounding regions. Thirty-one kids have been paralyzed by the poliovirus in the past two months, and the number is expected to rise.
January 12, 2013 It's not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across Africa.
November 26, 2012 London-raised Ahmed Jama won't give up on Mogadishu, even though his restaurants have been attacked by suicide bombers more than once. In fact, he's leading the city's cultural revival, one dish at a time, by offering residents and visitors a taste of authentic Somali cuisine and hospitality.
January 25, 2012 The Somalia operation instantly recalled the killing of Osama bin Laden last year. Indeed, it was reported that the SEAL team that conducted the hostage rescue was the same one that killed the al Qaeda leader. As with the bin Laden operation, the Somalia rescue of aid workers occurred as Obama made high profile appearances, giving no signs of the drama.
September 27, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, what has happened to political mobilization on the left, and an update on Somalia. In the second hour, preventing prescription drug overdoses, and why everyone needs a coach.
August 9, 2011 Some 800 metric tons of food are on the way to East Africa, where more than 12 million people are suffering from a severe drought. And a U.S. veteran who was shot down in Somalia in 1993 says he'd be willing to fly aid in.
February 22, 2011 The yacht Quest was hijacked Friday off the coast of Oman. A U.S. Navy warship that was trailing the yacht heard gunfire and boarded the vessel Monday.