Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Somali Forces Recapture Barawe, Last Major Port Held by al-Shabab

Somali forces backed by African peacekeepers have retaken control of the southern port of Barawe, the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabab fighters. The key port, located 200 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu, had been held by al-Shabab since 2008.  The insurgents controlled the port to export $25 million worth of charcoal a year to Persian Gulf countries, which they used to fund their fight against the internationally backed government. Somali military official...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter