By Daniel Berhane,
As the conflict between Kenya and the Somali militia Al Shabab continues, it seems that the ultimate goal of the Kenyan raid could be draw new borders in the Somali territory with the creation of the Government of Azania, which would correspond to Jubaland region in the south and west of Somalia.
At first, the military offensive, launched in on October 16, was intended “to push Al Shabab away from the border,” as claimed by the Kenyan authorities themselves.
Kenya blames Al-Shabab for several attacks against European citizens in their territory, including the abduction on 13 October the White Spanish aid worker Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra in the Dadaab refugee camp, which would have been the trigger for Kenya’s military offensive. Continue reading