Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 26 No.3 May-June 2014

‘Somalia: From clan wars to religious conflicts’ summarises the report’s key findings and argues that the conflict in Somalia is much more complex and complicated than suggested by the Terrorists-versus-Others assumption that underpins the international and regional community’s response to Somalia question. In ‘IGAD and Somalia: Now and then’ Kenya was not wrong in “nudging” the Somali leadership to go back home. But Kenya and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that had steered the Somali peace process until that point did not do enough. The bulletin concludes with a book review on ‘How to end holy wars.’