The news out of Nigeria and Somalia this week has been quite grim.
Nigeria is Africa’s leading oil producing country, yet there has been a fuel shortage in Lagos for more than a week with long lines at petrol stations culminating in another burst pipeline and scores of people burnt to death or injured. What can one say? Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon, surely from Allah we came and unto Him is our return.
Somalia, such a beautiful country with beautiful people, will it ever have peace again? Ethiopia and its western supporters should get out of Somalia, whatever one thinks of the Union of Islamic Courts they brought a measure of stabilty to the country in a way that the impotent interim government has never been able accomplish. Somalis have to sort out their issues and then come to the negotiating table and all of this self-interested foreign involvement only serves to increase and prolong the instabilty.
A few planes and helicopters down and some white soldiers killed in Somalia and Rwanda and the west retreated like shamefaced cowards so let them get out of Africa once more.