Abdi Ismail Samatar is Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota & Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria. His latest book is “Africa’s First Democrats'.
Al Shabaab has turned into a shadow state and the Somali government, the United Nations and the international community need to reorient their focus.
The pandemic gives South Africans a chance to rejig their economy to prioritise the poor.
Somalis are victims of domestic terrorism, and the international community is compounding their misery by undermining their livelihoods as part of their own so-called 'War on Terror'.
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