Al Jazeera news outlet carries an interesting article on the so-far failed attempts to bring peace to Somalia. There seems to be little sign of hope.
For the past 14 years, African countries, the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) with the support of the West, has deployed troops, drawn from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia, to battle the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabab, and to prop up Somalia’s feeble government.
Despite efforts and the expenditure of some $900m annually, the official government in Mogadishu remains weak and divided with little popular legitimacy. And though pushed out of most urban areas, the Islamist insurgency remains in control of much of the countryside and capable of carrying out terrorist attacks in the capital at will.