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28 Sep 2010 description

African refugees were receiving humanitarian supplies from the US Navy when their skiff capsized off the Somali coast. The number of refugees fleeing the Horn of Africa has skyrocketed in recent years.

By Stephen Kurczy, Staff Writer / September 28, 2010

Thirteen refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia drowned Monday when their skiff capsized while it was receiving humanitarian assistance from the United States, the US Navy said today in a statement.

The Navy said it was able to save 61 other refugees from the boat that capsized off the coast of Somalia.

18 May 2007 description

Four Ugandan troops were killed this week in a bomb blast as Somalia's insurgency intensifies.

By Scott Baldauf | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

and Alexis Okeowo | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and KAMPALA, Uganda - Even before a roadside bomb killed four Ugandan peacekeepers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, convincing other African nations to support the mission was a tough sell.

But as fighting in Mogadishu escalates into a full-scale insurgency, creating what the United Nations now calls the …