So, as we reported in “How Guns And Bombs Dramatically Redrew The Economic And Political Map Of East Africa”, (http://nakedchiefs.com/2012/06/12/how-guns-and-bombs-dramatically-redrew-the-economic-and-political-map-of-east-africa-and-the-horn/), after 1998, nothing would be the same in East Africa, the Great Lakes Region, or the Horn of Africa. The decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Kabila, seen as a lackey, to expel […]
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 […]
Burundi: A Nation Trapped By A Crocodile, Its Born-Again Track-Suit Addicted President, And The Mountains
Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t, watch the 2007 film “Primeval”. Primeval, originally titled “Gustave”, follows a news team sent to Burundi to capture a crocodile on Lake Tanganyika. That crocodile is called Gustave. According to a Wikipedia entry, in 2004 Gustave was estimated to be 60 years old, 20 feet (6.1 m) in length and […]