A famine in Somalia in 2011 killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them under the age of 6, according to a report to be published this week. The estimate is more than double previous assessments of the toll exacted by the famine. Many international aid activists believe that tens of thousands of people died needlessly because outside nations were slow to respond to early signs of approaching hunger in East Africa in late 2010 and early 2011.
- Somalia’s al-Shabab Revives, Renews Attacks (voanews.com)
- US drone strike against Shabab in Somalia (sbs.com.au)
- Deadly Somali bomb targets soldiers (bbc.co.uk)