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Somalia and Kenya against Al-Shabaab

 
Saturday, 21 January 2012 21:41
 
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by Andrea Dammacco (EPOS)
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The war between Kenya and Somalia is fomenting anger and bitterness remained dormant for years. After the advance of the Kenyan troops, also Ethiopia and Eritrea are making their voices heard, and not only in the new conflict in the Horn of Africa. Who in support of a party, who the other.

About 1,000 Ethiopian soldiers have been sent in recent days in Somali territory supported by helicopters and military vehicles. According to what press said the Somali troops would already settled in various districts in the center of the country driving out Islamic militants settled in those areas.

What triggered this situation? The increase in abductions. This is good news for Kenya, which for weeks has committed thousands of troops against al-Shabaab, the Somali Islamist insurgent group and the bridgehead of Al-Qaeda in the Horn of Africa. The war started in Kenya as a result of several kidnappings occurred at the hands of these militias in their territory. The straw that broke the camel's back has been the assault on a European married couple.

The husband had been murdered just trying to defend his French wife, while she, confined to a wheelchair, had been taken and brought to Somalia.

After several weeks, Paris announced that the woman had died because of lack of medicine. The international alert on abductions lead travel agencies to advise against travels to Kenya, unleashing a terrible blow to the country's main source of income.

Hence the decision by the Kenyan government to give rise to rapid inroads in the Somali territory, to attack those cities used by Al-Shabaab as outposts for its assaults and kidnappings.

The Islamic guerrillas, however, did not wait to give their answer. Already in the days following have occurred several explosions in Mogadishu and in the same Kenyan capital, also by the action of suicide bombers.

So from the last few days next to Kenya there is Ethiopia. A presence that Somalia does not mind. On the contrary Hussein Arab Isse, Defence Minister of Somalia, was visiting the Ethiopian capital, where, according to the newspapers of Mogadishu, he met members of the Government to study the strategy of war on Al-Shabaab.

Isse said to be satisfied with the entry of Ethiopia into the conflict, but under certain conditions. "The Ethiopian troops and foreign are welcome," said Isse, "provided they do not violate our sovereignty".

The announcement of the entry of the Ethiopian in the Somali territory has done nothing but stiring up the leaders of Al-Shabaab. "We’re going to break the neck of the invaders," said Yusuf Ali Ugas, commander of Al-Shabaab in the region of Hiran, to the Agence France Presse. "It doesn’t scare us. In the event the enemy is willing to attack us our troops are ready for anything".

Now, winkling at Al-Shabaab, even Eritrea is going at Kenya. On the other hand, in recent weeks the Kenyan government accused Eritrea of having armed Islamic guerrillas. This accusation led Osman Saleh, Foreign Minister of Eritrea, to write a letter to the UN Security Council calling for "an independent investigation" on this issue.

The Minister said he was "confident that the defamatory accusation is baseless" and demanded that the UN take action against Kenya.

The letter is just the latest in a series of call and response between Kenya and Eritrea. After the first accusations to the Eritrean government and the denials by this latter, Kenya had replied: "It is not enough to deny, we want Eritrea to denounce the Shabaab." But it never happened.

Even if many countries and governments are publicly engaged in this conflict, many others are providing their contribute with discretion. This applies to the United States and France. According to the Kenyan government, the first committed to drop bombs through the drones in southern Somalia, the second to bomb the cities in the Somali coast by mean of warships stationed off Mogadishu.

From what we perceive, the objective is to protect the French national interests in that area. In fact, in last September, Total, the French oil giant, has acquired a number of exploration licenses off the coast town of Lamu in Kenya, at about 200 km from the Somali border. That’s not all. Even the United States would have their interest. According to what The New York Times has discovered, the U.S. intend to fund a pipeline developing from Lamu to Juma, capital of the newborn state of South Sudan.

An area rich in natural resources but poor in infrastructure. The pipeline would allow the government of Juma to get oil to Lamu, on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

A project that has being lasting for some years and that saw in the first row the Japanese company of Toyota Tsusho-Africa. The project, signed by the Japanese, Southern Sudan and Kenya, would have received a $ 1.5 billion financing by the Japan Bank. However, raids, kidnappings and killings by militias of Al-Qaeda make it difficult to initiate an expensive job paid only in the medium to long term.


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