Abdurahman Warsame mourns the once beautiful city he grew up in, now destroyed by 20 years of civil war.
The National Transitional Council needs to take heed from mistakes made in Iraq as it races towards a new regime.
I make sure I have my press card in my pocket just in case I get rounded up with the striking workers during a skirmish and wind up in a police holding cell.
The heat in Kenya's Dadaab camp is unbearable, it is dusty and the only vegetation is a few shrubs. It is depressing, but it is home for thousands of Somalis.
The tragedy here is that this crisis is as much man-made as it is natural.
In the Somali border town of Dobley, our team was faced with a dilemma. We were confronted with scores of hungry people, many of whom were very weak and frail, with absolutely no one to help them.
Mikhail Margelov, the Russian government's Africa envoy, says the Libyan premier described a plan to destroy the capital if rebels seize it.
Reporting by the New York Times and Human Rights Watch describe rebels in the Nafusa Mountains beating suspected Gaddafi loyalists and looting and burning their buildings.
The UN refugee agency head says the humanitarian situation in Dadaab is one of the worst he has ever seen.
Somalis in Dadaab aren't just fleeing the drought that has killed their livestock, but also "blood and war".
South Sudan's independence is a historic and long awaited event for the citizens of this new nation in Africa. But the split from the north is not as joyful for some of those southerners as it might seem to be.