Deadly games: Time to wake up.

Author:Dirr, Mohammed
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

Thank you for an excellent, and rare analysis of the power games currently being played out in the Horn of Africa (NA January 2019). The title was very apt: a game of chess--with deep, often hidden moves unsuspected until the final checkmate.

I have some reservations about the conclusions arrived at by the author, James Jeffrey, but let that pass. What I find alarming is that not a single African publication, radio or TV programme seems to have any inkling about the very serious developments. Our press, and our politicians and leaders, seem to be sleepwalking while deadly games mat will decide the future of large segments of our continent are being...

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