Because of rainfall that falls below the seasonal average in Somalia, the so-called 'crop Gu' has been damaged, resulting in a dramatic increase in food prices. Observers on the ground note that the level of malnutrition in the country has become alarming.
Specter of famine again haunts Somalia
Crop failure and water shortages assail the impoverished people of Somalia.
Republican Terri Lynn Land is looking weak in comparison to Congressman Gary Peters. But GOP governor Rick Snyder looks solid for November re-election.
Detroit had the second highest daily rainfall since the government began keeping records in 1918. The highes daily rainfall record was set in 1925 for the Motor City.