Monday, October 24, 2011

the missing kenyan war dispatches

i'm really surprised by how little news there is about the kenyan offensive into somalia. as of this writing a google news search for the word "kenya" produces some articles about a grenade attack in nairobi in retaliation for the military campaign, but little coverage of the campaign itself. the #2 story category (after the one about the grenade attack) is about a bumper crop of cashews.

kenya invading southern somalia seems like a big deal to me. (and i'm not just saying that because my brother is in kenya now) maybe the kenyan military doesn't want coverage, and few reporters are likely to venture into southern somalia these days. i still find it odd that i can't find news about a war in this day and age.