Poor Hillary, just good enough for Africa

Monday August 17 2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during their meeting at the US embassy in Nairobi on August 6. For Mrs Clinton to be relegated, as it were, to this sort-out-the-Africans role when more pressing hotspots are flaring around the world hinted she is not as entirely in command of America’s foreign policy apparatus as her status would suggest. Picture: Reuters  

By GITAU WARIGI