Somalia: October 14, 2003

Archives

:

A UN team is visiting nations bordering Somalia to investigate reports (most true) that weapons are still being smuggled into Somalia despite the UN embargo. Since the UN does not have the military or police forces to enforce the embargo, and the Somalis want to buy more weapons, it should be no surprise that the arms trade continues.

Meanwhile, attempts to get all the clans and warlords to agree on a new central government have failed. Somalia has become a prime example of a "failed state." What is forgotten is that Somalia is today what Somalia (and most other African "nations") were for centuries: a collection of tribes and warlords constantly at war with one another. The European colonial governments put an end to that in the 19th century. But now colonialism is gone and the old ways are back. 

 

Article Archive

Somalia: Current 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 


X

wreath  

Christmas is around the corner. StrategyPage needs your help to make it a merry one for our content elves. Because of falling ad revenues and the owners of the site wanting you to have a good experience, the content elves may recieve no gifts from Santa Dunnigan.

What can you do to help the content elves have a merry Christmas? There are three possibilities:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..

Drake appreciates any help you can give him.

Subscribe   Contribute   Close