Laura Heaton is a Nairobi-based writer and reporter.
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The strategically located southern port city is becoming a test case for the new Somalia.... MORE
The M23 mutineers pulled out of the eastern city of Goma—but say they’ll be back if President... MORE
In a blow to its reputation, the Somali terrorist group pulls out of Kismayo. Laura Heaton reports.... MORE
The world’s newest country celebrates its first anniversary this July, but it may fight its first... MORE
Tight security didn’t stop the celebrations in South Sudan as it marked its independence. MORE