It's time for some straight talk on U.S.-Africa policy.
Regions / Ethiopia
Is the fall of Mogadishu déjà vu all over again?
Despite claims to the contrary, Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting not over a border but over rival hegemonic claims in the Horn of Africa and over "national pride" and "territorial integrity."
The latest State Department call for progress in the stalled Ethiopia-Eritrea peace accord--issued this week and coming on the heels of similar expressions of concern by European diplomats last week--is welcome news for those fearing the renewal of war.
By almost any measure, the war on AIDS is more important than the war on terrorism. Yet Washingtons fixation with the latterstill loosely definedcampaign threatens to crowd out attention to Africas priorities.
Peace efforts by the international communityparticularly the U.S.lost momentum after the signing of the Algiers accords.