africa

Fabric Map Of Africa

What’s surprising is not the fact of Africa’s wars but how few of them there are. Europe’s many states – 50 countries in a continent with only half Africa’s population — dwelled in the ‘cockpit of war’ for three centuries just before the borders lastly settled down. Meanwhile, in Somalia, Islamist groups that had been repressed by the Siad Barre regime gained widespread popular help by offering crucial social solutions no longer furnished by the government. They offered schools, medical care, and courts to enforce law and order in a violent war zone. For instance, it is complicated to obtain...