somalia somalia

Xawo Abdi Hassan rehearses her song. Xawo did not win the competition but the show launched her career as a singer. Roopa Gogineni hide caption

toggle caption
Roopa Gogineni

Invisibilia: They Risked Their Lives To Bring Music Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/595192877/595210568" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Sara Wong for NPR

Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' Somali TV Show Aimed To Change The World

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/593593501/594364509" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with local people in Port Sudan, Sudan, on Dec. 25, one of many locations in Africa the Turkish leader has visited recently. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Kayhan Ozer/AP

Turkey Is Quietly Building Its Presence In Africa

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/590934127/603352064" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Somali soldiers and rescue workers on Sunday inspect the scene of the truck bomb explosion in Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/537907401/537948622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman grieves for her daughter, who was shot by militants during an attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Early Thursday, Somali security forces ended a nightlong siege by al-Shabab extremists at the popular Pizza House restaurant in the country's capital. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

Annie Johnson and her daughters Fatuma Abdullahi, 14, and Maryan Osman, 15. Fatuma and Maryan were refugees from Somalia's civil war, but found a family and new life with the Johnsons. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
StoryCorps

Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522908416/522968664" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images

Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/520033701/520162958" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript