•Kenya has trained and armed 4,500 Ras Kamboni fighters – while Al Shabaab has about 3,500 fighters left. •With ‘victory’ in Somalia near, the British have eased pressure on President Museveni to behave at home. •Ethiopia needed a trophy ahead of the London conference; it captured Baidoa. •Burundi’s Nkurunziza was feeling so good, he didn’t […]
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi Smile Like Siamese Cats At London Somalia Meet; But What The Hell Is Going On In Kismayu?
What do these four events have in common? •In 1994 Rwanda faced the world’s worst post-World War II genocide. Beginning April 6 through the next 100 days, at least one million people were slaughtered. The majority of them were Tutsi, like the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) that was fighting the ‘Hutu dominated” (to use the […]
Last week the Chief of Kenya Defence Forces Gen. Julius Karangi warned that the Somali hardline Al Shabaab militia might stage terror attacks in the country in retaliation for the army’s three-months-old campaign in southern Somalia. Christmas came and went without incident, and now Kenyan security agencies are on the lookout for a New Year […]