Somalia conflict: Why should the world help?

Published on 21 February 2012

At a time of domestic austerity, why is the government using up its resources on trying to bring peace to a country widely dismissed as a "failed state", which has already seen more than 15 attempts to end the fighting? (..) If Somalia had a functioning government, the effects of the drought would have been far less severe and thousands of lives would have been saved.

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