Mohamed Mohamud

I think Eva Dadrian’s article (Pambazuka News 169) is important insofar as it highlights the need to control these mercenaries. Emphasis was put on the use made by African governments of these illegal forces; however, greater emphasis should be put on the danger they pose for those legitimate governments and leaders in Africa (see Kibaki in Kenya) that do not toe the line of the "developed" world. But again it goes to the heart of the problem: Why Africans do not establish something more