Of waffle and remittances
The Economist, 20 September 2013, Nairobi, Kenya, D.H.
YET another in a long line of international conferences on Somalia concluded on September 16th with a "new deal" for the world's most failed state.
Aid pledges, both old and new, were repackaged with some admirable language about a "Somali-led" process and unveiled in Brussels. It was the fifth such gathering in two years. The Somali jihadist group, the Shabab, hit uncomfortably close to the truth when its spokesman dismissed the gathering as "Belgian waffle".
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