Abdi Nor Iftin

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United Nations office guards carry the dead body of their colleague, who was killed in a suicide car bomb, outside the U.N.'s office in Mogadishu, Somalia, on July 26. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/Associated Press)

When Islamic terrorists killed a priest in France last month, it was front-page news. Yet when terrorists in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, killed more than a dozen civilians that same day, the story received much less prominent coverage. This was despite the amazing revelation that one of the Mogadishu suicide bombers was reportedly a former member of the country’s parliament — quite a news hook, as they say in journalism.

As a Somali who spent years reporting from Mogadishu and Nairobi, I understand such editorial decisions. For readers and listeners in developed countries, France is clearly a different world than Somalia.…  Seguir leyendo »