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28 July 2017 16:53 (South Africa)

Somalia says Eritrea deserves punishment over rebels

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

In an ominous statement, Somalia’s foreign minister said Eritrea should be punished for threatening the Horn of Africa region by supporting the radical Islamist group, al Shabaab, which Washington says is linked to al-Qaeda. The US, Britain, the UN and the African Union also accuse Eritrea of fanning chaos in Somalia by supporting al Shabaab, but the killing of a senior al Shabaab associate in a recent US helicopter attack fomented a twin suicide bombing on AU headquarters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Britain has told the UN Security Council it is ready to punish Eritrea for its role in Somalia. Whatever the multiple threats mean, they are likely to further inflame the already anarchic region. Read more: Reuters, IOL

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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