David Axe on “America’s Somalia Experiment”–a timely reminder of policy in the Horn of Africa in 2007-08

David Axe on "America's Somalia Experiment"  this week in The Diplomat: The complex US-led intervention in Somalia, a decade in the making, represents offshore balancing at its most potent and urgent. The Libyan rebellion was outside the United States’ core…

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Enough: Menkhaus on Somali Famine–Somaliland, al-Shabaab and TFG

Here are excerpts from  "Q&A:  Somalia Expert Ken Menkhaus on the Famine", at the "Enough Said" blog (h/t to AidNews) How are independently governed areas like Somaliland and Puntland faring? I understand the crisis hasn’t been as severe in those…

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Development Challenges: Ugandan Elections and Hunger in NE Kenya

Uganda Elections--Here is an interesting report regarding the various NGO efforts to the potential violence that is a growing concern in relation to Uganda's upcoming February 2011 elections. Concerns expressed include questions about excessively expensive or wasteful projects, the need…

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