Thursday, March 06, 2003

Somalia peace talks proving futile
NAIROBI, 7 MARCH 2003--When will the world see an end to the Somalia crisis? The word "crisis" is used for want of a better one to describe what has been happening in Somalia for the last 12 years with no end in sight. Yet it is a tired description, for it reminds one of a phenomenon that has refused to abate.

When the civil war raged and President Siad Barre was ousted, Somalia’s became a genuine international problem. There were the refugee crisis, starvation and landmines, to mention but a few. And the international community intervened and tried to recreate a nation-state.

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