Competitiveness is an important of economic development. Without it no country will be invested in, after all, if you could get more for your buck elsewhere, why not! A measure of competitiveness in the new global economy could be the number of internet users per capita. This of course will be an indication of a market but also rank of competitiveness.
In an interview this week with Reuters, the Eritrean President commented on the situation in Somalia. For the past month or so interest in this conflict has waned, however, Western interest in the Eritrean connection has risen. The Government of Eritrea for some time has refuted and dismissed accusations suggesting they have been sending arms to Somalia by the US State Department, and United Nations Security Council. As of late, the UK has added its voice to this discordant chorus, and today a new bit of information has come forth. Apparently (according to the UN Security Council) Eritrea is providing $200,000 – $500,000 dollars a month to Somalia.1
The United States, in its diplomatic regime in the Horn of Africa, has failed to align its interests with its actions. Although the Horn of Africa is filled with many diverse cultures and societies, a variety of different state-constructions, in the end, every state hopes to improve the lives of its people.