The bombings that have killed more than 74 innocent people in Uganda (the death toll may rise) must be a wake-up call for the rest of Africa – a reminder that African countries need to work together if the continent is to achieve last peace, stability and the much needed development. xenophobic attacks on foreigners, mostly Zimbabwe nationals, as South Africans felt that the Zimbabweans were taking their jobs – a lot of people diet and the tensions has not truly died up until today.
All the commotions and unnecessary deaths that resulted from the attacks could have been avoided had SADC and/or AU acted swiftly to intervene in Zimbabwe and rescue the country from the Robert Mugabe led political and economic melt down. Today South Africa seems to have realise that they needed to intervene in Zimbabwe if South Africa itself is to have stability.
The sad Somalia has long been known as a “failed state”, and it would appear everyone has come to accept it. No one is any longer interesting in sorting it out. Unfortunately, Somalia has become a breeding ground terrorists in East Africa. Attention seeking groups like the Al-Shabab that now have very little to prove in Somalia, will start targeting neighbouring countries, as has been the case here. East African countries must come together and sort out the mess in Somalia.
This is not a Somali problem, it is regional, if not a continental problem!