Farid Omar on Somalia and news on HIV policies

Afrah Aden discusses the volatile security situation in Somalia with Farid Omar a researching fellow at the York Centre for International and Security Studies at York University. He specializes in international security forecasting for African conflicts, especially Somalia. He is also a member of Grilla, Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa.

This 15 minute interview is followed by analysis from Amandla’s Doug Miller on recent news on HIV-AIDS policies in Africa. The struggle to bring adequate treatment, prevention and curative methods to bear on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa has been seriously jeopardised by the G8 countries cutbacks in this year’s contributions to the global fund and the reluctance of multinational drug manufacturers like Johnson and Johnson to loosen their profitable grip on patents that could allow the production of life-saving cheap generic drugs. In the words of Stephen Lewis, such callous indifference to the lives of Africans is essentially murder.