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The new cabinet will be as bad as its predecessor. Allegations about President Hasan Sheikh's circle will be confirmed, creating more diplomatic discontent. Al Shabaab will target cabinet members and launch attacks in Kenya without any strategic gain, as the situation slowly gets worse.

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  • Vol 56 No 4
  •  20th February 2015

Old faces, old problems

The horse-trading which led to a new government leaves many hostages to fortune. We detail the bargaining that led to the latest cabinet

  • Vol 56 No 2
  •  23rd January 2015

The federation tango

The President’s new cabinet will face the same intractable issues as the last. Lack of international patience is another problem

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Al Shabaab shake-up

Militia leaders make overtures to their enemies while the government is mired in financial scandal

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Reports of his death… the UPDATE

Godane has fallen to a US air strike, contrary to our earlier information. Choosing a new chief may be problematic but no strategic change is likely

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

Politicians as targets

The latest round of murderous attacks contradicts President Hassan’s claims to have stabilised the country

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

More states less unity

Regions are being created as part of a federal state but their prospects are poor because they don’t enjoy legitimacy

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Parliament wants the President's head

A letter from almost half of all MPs calls on Hassan Sheikh to step down or be forced out

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Regime's grip weakens

Hassan Sheikh’s government can’t plug the leaks in public finances while Al Shabaab attacks increase in the capital. It’s a dangerous combination

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Hopes pinned on big push

A major Amisom offensive is due soon, which may help where politics cannot, yet there is concern about Ethiopia’s role

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Hassan Sheikh loses friends

Security is worsening, and governance too. The President is increasingly isolated and even his staunchest international friends are losing patience with him

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