All we hear about Africa in the West is Darfur, Zimbabwe, Congo, Somalia, as if that is all there is.
The criteria, for me, is movie star. It's Hollywood. Not Somalia.
I grew up in Somalia, in Saudi Arabia, in Ethiopia, and in Kenya. I came to Europe in 1992, when I was 22, and became a member of Parliament in Holland.
British intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan swelled the grievances home-grown fanatics fed off, while al Qaeda morphed and re-grouped in lawless sanctuaries from Somalia to Yemen.