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Disputes over politics and money, especially income from Kismayo and Mogadishu ports, threaten the new President’s new order

Political rivals, warlords and some regional officials are already testing the mettle of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, just over a month after his election. Relatively untarnished by the cut-throat world of Somali politics, the former civil activist and World Bank consultant was regarded hopefully by some diplomats as the herald of a ‘Somali Spring’.

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