Tires burn in the streets in MozambiqueRising food prices have led to violence as protestors clash with police in the impoverished nation of Mozambique.

As the Muslims fast in the holy month of Ramadan, Somali rebel groups have vowed to increase heavy attacks against the Somali transitional federal government and the African Union troops in the capital.

Citing a statement from an aid worker in the Congo, an August 23 MSNBC report revealed that rebels in eastern Congo gang-raped nearly 200 women and some young boys during a four-day period between July 30 and August 3. The rapes took place only a few miles from a UN peacekeepers' base.

Terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, and ongoing violence are taking place in the Horn of Africa country of Somalia. What makes young Somalis engage in such cruelty, what drives them, and what principles do they stand for?

As the situation in war-torn Somalia worsens, some governments whose countries host Somali refugees announced their intention to deport Somalis to their homeland. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, and many human right groups are opposed to deportation of these refugees, but they are largely being ignored.