Wakeup Call: Kenya Mall Attack Spotlights Wider Threat of State Collapse
Source Newsroom: Cornell University
Muna Ndulo, an expert on African culture and politics, Professor of Law at Cornell University and director of Cornell’s Institute for African Development, notes that the tragic attack on a Kenyan shopping mall highlights the wider threat of state collapse.
“The attack on the mall in Kenya by Somali based al-Shabab Islamist militants underscores the fact that state collapse is one of the major threats to peace, stability and economic development in the world.
“The consequences of a failed state cannot be contained in one country or one region of the world. These events should serve as a wakeup call to the world to help Somalia consolidate peace and stability. With the adoption of a new constitution in Somalia last year and its implementation, the chances to consolidate peace have never been greater since the collapse of the Somali state in 1992.”