A FLY ON THE WALL tells me of very interesting conversations between Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Kenya’s Chief Justice Willy Mutunga at the swearing-in of Uhuru Kenyatta as president. At the April 9 inauguration held at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, CJ Mutunga who was at hand to perform the rituals, sat next to Museveni. […]
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi Smile Like Siamese Cats At London Somalia Meet; But What The Hell Is Going On In Kismayu?
•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 […]
We are told that the 20-year madness and bloodletting in Somalia has been fuelled by clan turf wars, criminality, Islamic Jihad, piracy, and even national resistance against foreign powers (the USA, Ethiopia, African Union Peace Mission, and lately Kenya). A less talked-about driver for the conflict, is the desire to create a Greater Somalia; […]
There were a record 17 presidential elections in Africa in 2011. There were face-offs in Benin, Bourkina Faso, Central African Republic, Uganda, Zambia, DR Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Liberia, Nigeria, Niger, Madagascar, The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Chad, Cameroon, Cape Verde. Except in Zambia (where the volatile but intriguing Opposition leader Michael Sata defeated president […]