Published on 2 May 2017 Sections

Al-Shabaab militants try food to win hearts and minds in drought

Reporter

This year, East Africa has been hit by one of the worst droughts in recent decades. Nowhere more so than in Somalia, where the UN estimates that six million people are at risk of famine. Half the population live under the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, who are aiming to prove they too can provide for the people under their control.