The Nov. 28 bombing of a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya — coupled with a failed missile attack on an Israeli airliner — focuses attention on terrorism in the Horn of Africa. Porous borders, poverty and corruption make the region vulnerable to infiltration by al Qaeda and other terrorist networks. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.
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