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Antiwar Radio: Leslie Lefkow

Leslie Lefkow, senior researcher and Horn of Africa team leader for Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division, discusses the recent history of conflict in Somalia, the rise of al Shabaab, the recent bombing attacks in Uganda, claimed by al Shabaab as retaliation against Uganda for participating in the African Union military force in Somalia, the humanitarian crisis, the American government’s suspension of food aid, and the blowback caused by U.S. intervention there.

Antiwar Radio: Leslie Lefkow

Leslie Lefkow, senior researcher for Human Rights Watch’s Africa division, discusses the regional and international meddling in Somalia, why the US singles out Eritrea for interfering, ongoing urban warfare in Mogadishu, the difficulty of dispensing humanitarian aid and the horrible humanitarian situation.

Antiwar Radio: Leslie Lefkow

Leslie Lefkow, senior researcher for Human Rights Watch’s Africa division, discusses the worsening situation in Somalia since the 2006 Ethiopian invasion, the media’s preference for reporting on piracy instead of humanitarian disasters, the appearance that the U.S. helped destabilize Somalia simply to apprehend a few suspects from the 1998 embassy bombings, how the U.S. is more careful distributing food-aid than weapons, increasing Al Shabaab radicalism, Ethiopia’s hosting of extraordinary rendition victims and the extreme risks journalists and human rights activists take in Somalia.