East Africa



Monday, October 20, 2014

How a brave Ethiopian reporter put himself at risk to ask a very serious question that was seriously misunderstood.

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The Takeaway

750,000 Could Perish in Somali Famine

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

East Africa's worst drought in 60 years is only getting worse. The United Nations declared famine earlier this week in a new part of southern Somalia, and warned that as many as 750,000 people could die as the drought goes on. Twelve million people across the region are in need of food aid. The BBC's Will Ross just returned from a trip to the Somali border and Dadaab Somali refugee camp in northern Kenya. He reports from Nairobi.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Horn of Africa in Crisis

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times in Dadaab, Kenya, and Shannon Scribner, humanitarian policy director at Oxfam America, discuss the famine in Somalia and the growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

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The Takeaway

With 3 Leaders Dead, What's Ahead for Al-Qaida?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Somali officials confirmed Saturday that they shot and killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the head of al-Qaida in East Africa, and one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, at a checkpoint on Tuesday. Mohammed had a $5 million bounty on his head for his connections to bombings of embassies in Africa that lead to the deaths of more than 200 people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the killing a "significant blow to al-Qaida."