05 January 2010

Potentially Very Bad News in Somalia

The UN World Food Programme has been forced to pull out of most of Southern Somalia due to the radical al-Shabab's control of most of that area. Shabab's leadership has been highly critical of the UN presence there and complains that it disrupts local agriculture. The truth is that many people in the region are highly dependent upon UN food aid for basic nutrition, and Shabab is probably sentencing a good number of its now subjects to death here. I know there's nothing wonderful about the TFG, but here's hoping that their upcoming offensive against Shabab is a success.

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