Another reason not to go to Somalia…

on a bicycle, that is. And presumably this was not some sort of undercover agent posing as a cyclist.

In other pirate-related news, the end of the monsoon season could result in an increase in size and scope of attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

And while the UN’s head in Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, takes to the Washington Post op-ed page to plea for international support for the embattled Somali government, its opposition, the radical al-Shabab militant group, plays the opposite message, “expelling” three UN agencies from Somalia.  I’m all for greater international engagement, but this is exactly why we cannot have the UN caught in the middle.