Somalia II: The Return

“For the past three years some 8,000 Ugandan and Burundian troops have served under the command of the African Union (AU) in Mogadishu without great effect. They operate under a “peacemaking” mandate bankrolled mainly by the Americans. Fighting alongside them are soldiers loyal to the Somali transitional government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, forces of Ahla Sunna Waljama, a moderate religious movement, and a smattering of other gunmen.

Their opponents number several thousand and call themselves Shabab, or “boys” in Arabic. They control most of southern Somalia.”

So dear readers; is it more a question of “when” rather than “if” we’ll end up returning to Somalia?

Read the full story here: http://www.economist.com/node/17733667?story_id=17733667&fsrc=rss



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