The self-declared republic's economy is based on remittances from abroad -- which are good business, too. So why is the money-transfer industry under threat?
Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
After decades of civil war, Somalia is awash in mental illness and without a single trained psychiatrist. That the folk cure for PTSD involves being locked in a room with a hyena isn't helping.
David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?
Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
Could Somalia actually be ready to throw off the failed state tag?
What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?
Somaliland was once part of chaotic Somalia. Today it's a thriving oasis of peace.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
How Rand Paul and company are totally missing the point.
Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.
Can Kenya's invasion of Kismayo put an end to al-Shabab for good?
Photos from the crucial Somali port city, after its liberation from the hands of al-Shabab.
Why the United States will never have another peacetime president.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
What the politician known as "Tarzan" carries as he goes about transforming the Somali capital.
The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
The strategic port city of Kismayo has now been wrested from al-Shabab. But it's still a long way from safe.