Regions / Somalia
The international community, particularly the United States, is pursuing a dual-track policy that encourages the very warlordism that is pulling Somalia apart at the seams.
Somalia is now suffering from a drought on top of its civil war. Including women in decision-making roles is part of solving both crises.
Will South Sudan, now on the verge of becoming a new country, make secession acceptable?
The autonomous section of northeast Somalia wants a better deal: for itself and for the whole country.
In what appears to be another U.S. proxy war.
Obama's decision to continue to provide military assistance to Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, and Chad is a rejection of the progressive principles Obama stood for on the 2008 campaign trail.
It's time to accentuate the positive with Somalia.
The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.
It is time for Africans to practice some tough love on Barack Obama.
Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.