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Somalia

Somalia

Population: 10.8 mn.
GDP: n/a
Debt: $3.05 bn.
Overview:

The new cabinet will be as bad as its predecessor. Allegations about President Hassan 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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An offering to Obama

Kenya and Ethiopia want to present the US President with a victory against the Islamists in Somalia as Amisom’s funding is threatened

The Ethiopian and Kenyan military hope to welcome President Barack Obama to Kenya by capturing the town of Bardhere from the Somali Islamist militia Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahid...


A federal farrago

The new regional governments are generating conflicts among rivals and with Al Shabaab. That looks bad for next year's elections

The ferocity of Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen's Ramadan offensive has obscured growing divisions among clans – and between them and the government – over the increasing number...


Shabaab's surge

Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen's devastating attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia base at Leego on 26 June may mark the high point of the Islamist militia's 2015 Rama...


Polls poser for politicians

A delay to the elections is damaging Somaliland’s democratic credibility as Mogadishu’s electoral timetable takes a knock

Somaliland's reputation for dependability and as the most democratic entity in the Horn of Africa has been on the slide since Parliament decided this month not to go ahead with Jun...


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

On 9 February, after weeks of bickering among politicians, Somalis were given a new government. In some respects, it's not very different from the old one; some ministers from the ...


The federation tango

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

Last month, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud survived a political crisis and finally sacked Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, enabling him to appoint a new cabinet (a re...


Al Shabaab shake-up

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

In an attempt to terminally weaken Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen, the Somali and United States governments are both trying to exploit the killing of its leader, Ahmed Abdi God...


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

The killing of Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen leader Ahmed Abdi Godane by the United States on 1 September is unlikely to leave a vacancy for long. The Pentagon announced on 2 Se...


Politicians as targets

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

The murder of the popular singer and member of Parliament Saado Ali Warsame on 23 July and of MP and former minister Aden Madeer on 1 August was a sharp reminder of the continuing ...


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