Horning In

Legun, Colin
October 1977
New Republic;10/1/77, Vol. 177 Issue 14, p18
Discusses problems faced by Somalia due to the influence of Soviet Union in the area. Support given by Soviet Union to Somalia for increasing their military strength; Differences in the political interests of the two countries; Issues concerning Soviet Union's involvement in conflict between Somalia and Ethiopia; Introduction of the Russian factor that was into the Horn of Africa by the Somalis themselves; Interest of the Arab in Somalia was based on a desire to help a Muslim state against the ancient Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia; Insisting of the Somali government that none of its armed forces is engaged in the bitter fighting in the Ogaden and other border provinces of Ethiopia.


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