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Nearly 5,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, have been displaced because of fighting in Congo's North Kivu province, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday.
The crowd cheered wildly as two Mogadishu basketball teams entered an old stadium that once bore the bloodstains of war.
A military instructor clad in fatigues and boots who barks out orders to men half her age has become the unlikely star of a European Union program to train thousands of Somali troops.
Adan Abdi worries that the students in his class show too little interest in education.
After months of delay often bogged down in muddy fields, Kenyan troops are finding their footing to become a valuable asset in the fight against al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia.
World leaders pledged new help to Somalia to tackle terrorism and piracy but insisted Thursday that the troubled East African nation must quickly install a permanent government.
World leaders pledged new help to Somalia to tackle terrorism and piracy, but they insisted Thursday that the troubled East African nation must install a permanent government quickly and threatened penalties against those who hamper political progress.
A top military official said U.S. troops now are deployed in four central African countries as part of U.S. efforts against a brutal rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
Somalia's fragile leadership, its neighbors and international allies are meeting in London in the hope of speeding the troubled east African nation's progress toward a stable government and containing the threat from Islamic militants who some fear could export terrorism to Europe and the United States.