A longtime Africa correspondent looks behind the headlines in Somalia and talks about his new memoir.
Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, wrote that the poaching of elephants for the illegal ivory trade has gotten out of control in Central Africa, and has become increasingly militarized.
New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman tells host Marco Werman that new investors like Turkey have pumped millions into the capital city, and Somali entrepreneurs have a greater stake in maintaining stability.
An American and a Danish aid worker kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in a rare US military raid.
Problem of US reluctance to commit troops is solved by outsourcing to private companies.
A recent report claims the U.S. is sending $45 million in arms to African soldiers and private security companies.
In Somalia, there are renewed hopes that victims of the country's famine may at last receive much needed aid. Over the weekend African peacekeepers forced Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels out of the capital, Mogadishu.