First published in The East African, Sept. 1-7, 2012 NAIROBI: Somalia’s long transition ended on August 20, with its war-battered capital Mogadishu more peaceful than it has been in 20 years. However, the African Union peacekeeping mission, Amisom, which can claim credit for the change in Somalia, is not holding a victory parade yet. In often […]
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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 […]