Global Week in Review: Mandela Lies in State in Pretoria

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  • UK Shocked Over Second Slavery Arrests
  • Brazil Marred by Rioting Football Fans
  • Aid Agencies in Somalia Famine Were Exploited
  • Immigration Row Erupts in the Caribbean
  • Trial Underway Into Death of UK Soldier Hacked to Death
  • French Troops Arrive in CAR
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Philippines Unable to Identify Its Dead
  • South Africa United to Honor Mandela

Aid Agencies in Somalia Famine Were Exploited

Worrying claims are emerging following a report that the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab elicited thousands of dollars from relief agencies in return for access to the people in the areas devastated by famine.  

Medecins San Frontiers pulled out of Somalia in August of this year due to continued attacks on its staff. 

(Photo: REUTERS/Feisal Omar)

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