Air power may hold the key to creating a buffer zone in Somalia (photo:dpa)

Geopolitics: Kenya intervenes to end threat to tourists and aid workers

Somalia may be the Afghanistan of Africa, a failed state with a bloody history. Its neighbour Kenya has now intervened with troops following the abduction of foreign aid workers and tourists. Kenya faces a security threat and violence which is having an impact on its tourist trade.

KENYA has kept a low profile for decades and refused to intervene in the conflicts among its neighbours.

Its strategic location on Africa’s east coast provides its biggest headache. Its neighbours are Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and the failed State of Somalia.

But the abduction of foreign aid workers and tourists...

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 Teresa Nogueira Pinto
The abduction of foreign aid workers and tourists has spurred the Kenyan government into action with a military operation against the al-Shabab militias in Somalia
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