The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
After its peacekeeepers were killed in South Sudan and Mali, many Chinese citizens demanded revenge.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
The Sudanese leader pledged in February last year that he would step down in 2020, but similar pledges were made in 2010 and 2014 – and he went back on his word.
“The LRA is disarray…Kony is growing old and losing the grip on the soldiers”. They will not attack security forces, but remain a menace to civilians.
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