….According to the front-line soldiers, the dead Shabab fighter was from Eritrea, a tiny but nettlesome African country widely suspected of funneling arms to Somalia’s insurgents.The warfare here is shifting too, from fluid, wild street battles to a more settled fight. Sandbags, mortars, even heavy artillery – all that’s part of the mix now, along with suicide bombs and other tricks of Al Qaeda’s trade.

  ….According to the front-line soldiers, the dead Shabab fighter was from Eritrea, a tiny but nettlesome African country widely suspected of funneling arms to Somalia’s insurgents.The warfare here is shifting too, from fluid, wild street battles to a more settled fight. Sandbags, mortars, even heavy artillery – all that’s part of the mix now, along with suicide bombs and other tricks of Al Qaeda’s trade.

Eritrea’s famine has devastated nearly half its population and is steadily worsening due to the government’s refusal to cooperate with NGOs. According to an Amnesty International report, about half of Eritrea’s population is undernourished as a result of the widespread drought affecting the country.  Famine has plagued the country for nearly seven years, when the first major drought in 2002 bled the country’s food resources dry.

Eritrea’s famine has devastated nearly half its population and is steadily worsening due to the government’s refusal to cooperate with NGOs. According to an Amnesty International report, about half of Eritrea’s population is undernourished as a result of the widespread drought affecting the country.  Famine has plagued the country for nearly seven years, when the first major drought in 2002 bled the country’s food resources dry.