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Westgate Mall: Kenya’s symbol of economic strength succumbs to terror

Ryan Kohls was in the mall an hour before the shooting began
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Theatre, amid the chaos, in Somalia

The reopening of the Somali National Theatre brings hope to the war-torn nation
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Good news, bad news: August 4-11, 2011

Aid flows into Mogadishu after al-Shabaab retreats, while NATO forces see a deadly week in Afghanistan
Denying both famine and aid

Denying both famine and aid

The drought in Somalia has revealed cracks in al-Shabaab’s tenuous and brutal control over the region
The crisis in the horn

The crisis in the Horn

Drought and famine leaves Somalia on the brink of human catastrophe
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A state of terror

Somalia may become the world’s next extremist stronghold