Amanda Sperber is an East Africa-based freelance foreign correspondent.
Taliban Checkpoints Blocking Access to Kabul Airport for U.S. Residents and Allies
“They are scaring people,” said a man with a U.S. green card as he tried to flee Kabul.
U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Killed Two Civilians, Relatives Say
Abdi Farhan Mahmoud, 13, was on his way to school when a U.S. missile struck a mini-bus taxi he was riding in, decapitating him, his father said.
Report: U.S. Airstrikes Are Killing Civilians in Somalia in Wave of Attacks Under Trump
Amnesty International investigated five U.S. attacks on Shabab and uncovered civilian deaths. The attacks may be war crimes, the group says.
U.S. Returns to Mogadishu With Revamped Diplomatic Outpost, 25 Years After “Black Hawk Down” Battle
In a sign of greater U.S. diplomatic activity in Somalia, the State Department is opening a new outpost in the capital’s international zone.