Somali rebels ban aid and claim "the declaration of famine is political and is a lie with hidden agendas" - Somali rebels maintain aid ban, reject famine - Yahoo! News Remembering that the scramble for Africa all began with so-called missionaries infiltrating Africa in the name of God, I think the Somali rebels just may be right. While some have forgotten, African thinkers have not. Therefore, I agree with the Somali rebels that these agencies coming to Africa for alleged aid purposes may very well be agents of their various governments seeking to gain intelligence. Besides, I find it hard to believe that Africans in Africa have become so mentally impoverished that a drought would immediately result in famine.