Somalia http://www.kunc.org en Violence, Chaos Let Polio Creep Back Into Syria And Horn Of Africa http://www.kunc.org/post/violence-chaos-let-polio-creep-back-syria-and-horn-africa <strong>Update on Thursday<strong>, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. ET:</strong></strong><p><blockquote><p>A spokesman for the World Health Organization <a href="../blogs/health/2013/10/31/242150843/polio-has-not-returned-to-south-sudan?live=1">said Thursday</a> that it was mistaken about the polio outbreak in Somalia spreading to South Sudan. The virus has been detected in Kenya and Ethiopia this year. But South Sudan has not recorded a polio case since 2009.<p></blockquote><p>Global efforts to eradicate polio have made impressive progress over the past decade. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:03:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 51344 at http://www.kunc.org Violence, Chaos Let Polio Creep Back Into Syria And Horn Of Africa In Rural Missouri, Schools Build Safety Net For Immigrant Children http://www.kunc.org/post/rural-missouri-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p>It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Harvest Public Media 51271 at http://www.kunc.org In Rural Missouri, Schools Build Safety Net For Immigrant Children How The World Backed Polio Into A Corner http://www.kunc.org/post/how-world-backed-polio-corner The world is close to eliminating polio once and for all.<p>Just a few decades ago, polio was crippling more than a thousand children each day. Now the paralyzing virus is endemic to only three countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:49:00 +0000 51240 at http://www.kunc.org How The World Backed Polio Into A Corner The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia http://www.kunc.org/post/last-tweets-american-jihadist-somalia Omar Hammami grew up in the small of town of Daphne, Ala., but ended up in southern Somalia on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. Last week, Hammami was reportedly killed by members of al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group, after a falling out with its leadership.<p>He was known for rapping in an al-Shabab <a href="http://archive.org/details/AlKataib-AmbushAtBardale">propaganda video</a> and was the subject of an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31Jihadist-t.html?pagewanted=all">extensive profile</a> in <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:22:09 +0000 49901 at http://www.kunc.org The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia Violence Causes Doctors Without Borders To Exit Somalia http://www.kunc.org/post/violence-causes-doctors-without-borders-exit-somalia The aid group Doctors Without Borders <a href="http://www.msf.org/article243/msf-forced-close-all-medical-programmes-somalia">said</a> Wednesday that it's closing all operations in Somalia after 22 years because of the increase in violent attacks and abuse against its staff.<p>"This is the most difficult announcement that I've had to make as MSF president," <a href="http://www.msf.org/international-president">Dr. Unni Karunakara</a> said at a press conference from Kenya. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:03:00 +0000 48349 at http://www.kunc.org Violence Causes Doctors Without Borders To Exit Somalia