October 14, 2005

CYCLE OF VIRTUE:

Somalis seek help to stop pirates (BBC, 10/14/05)

Somalia's transitional prime minister, Ali Mohammed Ghedi, has urged neighbouring countries to send warships to patrol waters off the Somali coast. [...}

"It is a new phenomenon that has affected us in the past couple of months," he told the BBC's Focus on Africa.

"This is not a particular problem for Somalia alone, but affects our other stakeholders regionally and internationally as well."

Maritime officials describe Somali waters as some of the most dangerous in the world.

Somalia has not had a functioning central government since Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991.


Hard to remember a time hen African states have exerted more pressure on each other for good purposes. Now, if they'd just do something about Zimbabwe....

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 14, 2005 8:04 AM
Comments

Do any of the "neighbouring countries" even have a warship? Which carry weapons? That have ammunition? And guys who will pull the trigger?

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 14, 2005 11:27 AM
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