Event RecapDec 5, 2018
Somaliland’s foreign minister discusses trade and recognition
By Africa Center
Faratoon discussed Somaliland’s efforts to integrate into the regional economy, touting its partnership with the United Arab Emirates to substantially upgrade the Port of Berbera and develop a free economic zone to attract manufacturing firms and create much-needed jobs.
New AtlanticistSep 21, 2018
Fifth anniversary of Westgate Mall attack: Fighting Al-Shabaab in Africa
By Ashish Kumar Sen
By the end of a four-day siege—the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the 1998 US Embassy bombing by al Qaeda—sixty-seven people were dead and more than two hundred wounded.
New AtlanticistNov 6, 2017
US Strikes on ISIS in Somalia Underscore Threat, Vulnerabilities
By J. Peter Pham
On November 3, the United States carried out two separate airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in a statement. The operations marked the first time that US forces have targeted ISIS militants in the conflict-ridden Horn of Africa country, where al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab has […]