Somalia in crisis

Devastated by warlordism and the famine which it brought on, Somalia was an early victim of the state disintegration which has been a feature of the post-Cold War world. Mark Huband spent months in Somalia at the height of the famine and war; long before the country was flooded with the ‘humanitarian intervention’ by US Marines, he reported the stories of the victims, the warlords, the aid community and the United Nations. Rarely absent from the country during these periods in its history, his reporting provides a vivid insight into what took place in a country which to this day remains wracked by violence and hunger.

Lessons from the streets of Mogadishu - April 3, 2003
US officials meet Aideed allies - July 24, 1993
Infighting ‘hampers UN in Somalia’ - July 23, 1993
Aideed allies test UN plan for Somalia - July 22, 1993
UN concedes need to catch Aideed - July 21, 1993
Fugitive warlord mocks UN ‘success’ - June 19, 1993
UN hunts Somali warlord - June 18, 1993
Marchers died in battle between hidden gunmen and UN troops - June 17, 1993
Aideed’s enemies say attacks could give peace a second chance - June 16, 1993
UN troops kill protestors - June 14, 1993
UN prepares for attack on warlord - June 12, 1993
Doubts cloud UN rebuilding of Somalia - May 3, 1993
Warlords consent to provisional council - March 29, 1993
Women wage war in Somali town split by terrorism - March 9, 1993
Warlords pledge Islamic law for Somali Muslims - March 4, 1993
US envoy admits failure to control Somali crime - March 3, 1993
Somalia aid staff fearful of US exit - March 2, 1993
Somali relief agencies denounce US - March 1, 1993
Troops raid Somali weapons bazaar - January 12, 1993
War Games - January 9, 1993
Somali mine kills US civilian - December 24, 1992
Marines secure looters’ nest as base for aid - December 21, 1992
Looters lurk among starving as Marines move in - December 17, 1992
US-led convoy heads for stricken Somali town - December 16, 1992
Death rate doubles in Somali city frightened to plant for the future - December 14, 1992
Somali foes agree to truce - December 12, 1992
French kill two at Mogadishu checkpoint - December 11, 1992
Gunfire greets US Marines in Somalia - December 10, 1992
US officials to meet Somali warlords - December 8, 1992
France tries to ease Somali deadlock - December 7, 1992
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