Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

On the Warpath in Somalia for the Sake of Free Markets

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa, Somalia by ruben eberlein on August 13, 2009

Ansgar Graw is fed up to the back teeth. The journalist deplores the payment of 2 Million Euro to Somali pirates for the release of the ‘Hansa Stavanger’ (Die Welt, 5/8/09). He calls for ‘bold steps’ after acknowledging the ‘declaration of war against the free trade’ by the buccaneers. ‘Who cashed ransom should be tracked by special forces in the interior’, writes Graw. The coasts of ‘failed states, in any way powerless zombie states, should be administered by healthy states’. One wants to witness Ansgar Graw leaving his convenient office at the Axel-Springer-Straße, swapping the laptop with an AK 47 and crawling through the streets of Mogadishu.

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