Imagine having been born in the so-called called country of Somalia in the year 1980. Your entire life has been spent living and enduring war, devastation, horror, starvation and brutality. The concept of “peace” is simply an unknown word or experience. The Islamist al-Shabaab has one goal in life-impose Sharia law in order to bring something to the people of their land. How Sharia law will lead to food or shelter or avoid getting killed is the great unknown, but Islamists are convinced if one obeys God as they deem one should obey God then —— will arrive in their lives.
Kenya troops invaded Somalia in order to assist African Union troops in the war against al-Shabaab militants. Actually, the Transnational Federal Government now actually controls a part of the capital, not the entire city, but a part and this is the good news. The bad news is they might be driven tomorrow from the part they control.
Of course, arrival of Christian Ethiopian soldiers is certainly going to assist efforts to persuade people to desert al-Shabaab. The end result is Somalians starve, go thirsty, lack adequate shelter and the war goes on and on. I assume UN troops at least get paid a decent wage. This proves some Africans are making out in this civil war.