I highly recommend this article which I have referred to several friends. The author was the program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy who worked with our Kenya program funding and I met her briefly on the way to Africa in June 2007. From my perspective, she seems to have it right and I would simply add that the consequences of the US support for first the invasion by Ethiopia, and then the African Union force to try to uphold the Transitional Federal Government have included the US incurring debts to be paid to other governments in the region, including Kenya and Uganda.
- December 10, 2009
- Development in Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Somalia / Somaliland / Uganda / US
- 1 Comment
Tags: "In the Quicksands of Somalia", Bronwyn Bruton, Council on Foreign Relations, Ethiopia, Foreign Affairs, Kenya, Somalia, Transitional Federal Government, Uganda
Took leave from corporate career as American lawyer to “assist” democracy in East Africa. After stolen '07 election in Kenya and violent aftermath I have tried to bring out truth of events for those who care in hope we can learn and do better.