Horn of Africa special
Welcome to a special edition of BBC Focus on Africa, we are looking at the growing security worries in East Africa and beyond, that are centred around strife-torn Somalia.
There are fears that with the peace process there deadlocked, there could be serious repercussions for Somalia's neighbours, and countries further away.
Ethiopia's leadership talks openly of a latent state of war; Kenya has stopped some flights to Mogadishu; and a UN report has accused countries in the sub-region and beyond of sending arms and troops to the transitional government and its more powerful rival, the Islamic Courts Union.
The UN report has accused Iran and Syria of breaking the arms embargo on Somalia and supplying the Islamic Courts Union with weopans and fighters.
That latest United Nations report on the arms embargo on Somalia is due to be discussed tomorrow at the Security Council.
It paints a picture of increased international involvement in the Somali conflict and Western intelligence services have grown increasingly worried about a terrorist threat in the region.
Rob Watson, the BBC World Service Security and Defence correspondent, assesses the perceived threat of the region in the West.
Global powers like America believe that a radicalised Somalia could be a breeding ground for terrorists, there have been suggestions that Al Qaeda cells are already operating in the region.
Lord Triesman, the British Minister for Africa, says neighbouring countries need all the help they can get.
Kenya has suffered at least two terrorist attacks in the past and has been at the sharp end of efforts to bring effective government to Somalia.
Gray Phombeah asks Kenyan vice-president Moody Awari how concerned his country is about the unrest in Somalia and the alleged increased terrorist threat in the region.
Ethiopia has become involved in Somalia and things are being monitored closely from the across the border.
Hassan Arouni asks the Ethiopian ambassador in the UK, Berhan Kebede, about their involvement and concerns for Somalia.
Eritrea has had a long running border row with Ethiopia and has been accused of arming and supporting the Union of Islamic Courts.
Yemane Ghebremeskel is the Director of the Office of the Eritrean president and he denies that they could use a potential conflict in Somalia to engage Ethiopia in a proxy war.
Most analysts now agree that Al Qaeda is not an organisation any more. It is more an idea that radical individuals or groupings across the world can adopt.
Hassan Arouni asks Diaa Rashwan, an terrorism analyst at the Al Ahram Insitute in Cairo, what form the so-called Al Qaeda model can take in the horn of Africa?