U.S. Navy Seal, Government Minister Among Latest Victims of Somalia Violence

Somali soldiers at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack for which al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jan, 2, 2017 (AP photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh).
Somali soldiers at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack for which al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jan, 2, 2017 (AP photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh).

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Associate Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Violence in Somalia this week killed a U.S. Navy SEAL participating in a counterterrorism operation as well as the youngest member of the president’s Cabinet, who was reportedly shot by bodyguards of the country’s auditor general. U.S. Africa Command said Friday that the U.S. service member—the first to die in Somalia since 1993—was killed and two others wounded during a raid Thursday targeting the al-Shabab extremist group near the town of Barii, 40 miles west of the capital, Mogadishu. The […]

Keep reading for free right now!

Enter your email to get instant access to the rest of this article, get five free articles every 30 days, and to receive our free email newsletter:

Or, Subscribe now to get full access.

Already a subscriber? Log in here .

What you’ll get with an All-Access subscription to World Politics Review:

A WPR subscription is like no other resource — it’s like having your own personal researcher and analyst for news and events around the globe. Become a member now, and you’ll get:

  • Immediate and instant access to the full searchable library of 15,000+ articles
  • Daily articles with original analysis, written by leading topic experts, delivered to you every weekday
  • Daily links to must-read news, analysis, and opinion from top sources around the globe, curated by our keen-eyed team of editors
  • Weekly in-depth reports, including features on important countries and issues.
  • Your choice of weekly region-specific newsletters, delivered to your inbox.
  • Smartphone- and tablet-friendly website.
  • Completely ad-free reading.

And all of this is available to you — right now for just $1 for the first 30 days.

More World Politics Review