Population: 10.6 mn.
GDP: n/a
Debt: 3.0 bn.

Al Shabaab's attacks will continue as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's government struggles to establish its legitimacy. Ethiopia's troops are set to join the African Union Mission in Somalia. 


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  • 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

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

New blood in old bottles

There’s a new Premier but many feel that one greedy faction has simply replaced another. Momentum towards a functional state is slowing again

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

The statelets of the nation

Mogadishu will gain little more control and the enclaves will jealously hang on to what they have. Al Shabaab will endure

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

Oil bids defy security crisis

With over 60 fatalities and wider regional security concerns, the hostage siege in Nairobi is not deterring oil companies from targeting Somalia

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