Special Report: The State of Somalia

Mohammed Adow visits violence-ridden country to assess progress made by troops and militias in fighting al-Shabab.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow is in Somalia to report on the conflict between the federal transitional government and al-Shabab, the anti-government group with links to al-Qaeda.

    In the first two of five exclusive reports, he meets the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama - followers of Sufism, or mystical Islam - a militia that has declared war against al-Shabab and is driving its fighters out of Mogadishu, the capital.

    Adow has also blogged about life in the Horn of Africa nation: 'If I was sane, I would have fled!'

    The human cost of Somalia's civil war

    Millions endure drought in Somalia

    Somalia's al-Shabab meet their match



    Troops roll back al-Shabab fighters in capital

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    150 years of 'Das Kapital': How relevant is Marx today?

    150 years of 'Das Kapital': How relevant is Marx today?

    The seminal work of the 19th century economist still provides a framework for understanding contemporary capitalism.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.