So What are the Priorities in Africa? At this time the Consensus
are Darfur, Somalia and in Increasing Numbers lately the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Grassroots Concern regarding the Situations in both Darfur and the Democratic
Republic of the Congo have been heard by Official Washington. Somalia is a concern due to Events in both Minnesota in the
Gulf of Aden.
It was clear that US Policy towards Zimbabwe moved from the criticism of
the various Human Rights Abuses being Committed by Robert Mugabe and his ruling party to giving the Unity Government with
Morgan Tvsangiari a chance to work. It appears that the State Department now is skeptical about whether the Power Sharing
Accord will work.
Speaking of Power Sharing Accords: The One in Kenya is now on increasingly
shaky ground. Recently Al-Shahbabb the Islamist Movement in Somalia with reputed ties to Al-Qaida has threatened Nairobi.
Also when it comes to Somalia the Interim Somali Government has stated that
it has evidence that Eritrea is intefering within Somalia. Recently the Obama Administration criticized Asmara over Freedom
of the Press. Two Questions now come to light:
1.) Will Washington criticize Eritrea over this?
2.) Will Washington criticize other Places where Freedom of the Press is
a luxury such as The Gambia?
Other situations that the Administration may have to Address:
A Reported New Offensive by Chadian Rebels
The Upcoming Elections in Ethiopia
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
Al-Qaida in the Sahel Region
The Potential for a Coup in Zimbabwe