Somalia: Jeremy Scahill

The United Nations has declared an official famine in southern Somalia. We speak with one journalist who says the United States is playing a high stakes game in Somalia... running a secret detention program and recruiting warlords.



Part Two of The Current

Somalia: Jeremy Scahill

The United Nations has declared an official famine in southern Somalia today. Much of the horn of Africa (including Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia) is suffering from a devastating drought which is producing severe food shortages. But in Somalia, the situation is made worse by political instability.

Many people consider Somalia a failed state... with local warlords, insurgent groups, Al Qaeda operatives, African Union peacekeepers and foreign spies all competing for influence and control. Last weekend, the United Nations made its first aid delivery in 18 months to central Somalia.

Jeremy Scahill spent some time in Somalia and published a troubling story in The Nation magazine about what he found there. Jeremy Scahill was in New York City.

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