Somalia

Somalia

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

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. 

 

news from Somalia

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  • 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

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Head rolls in bank row

The Bank of Somalia’s argument with the UN Monitoring Group has cost its boss his job as the President placates the donors at Brussels

  • Vol 54 No 18
  •  6th September 2013

Two cheers for the Juba deal

The Jubaland agreement may have saved Somalia from a descent into disastrous factionalism. It is a glimmer of hope amid plenty of bad news

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Aweys at bay, Madobe on top

President Hassan Sheikh’s government woos Al Shabaab’s Sheikh Aweys but is openly defied by Ahmed Madobe in Kismayo

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Madobe consolidates in Kismayo

The fighting for strategic port threatens President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's efforts to build a federal government

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' breaks with Al Shabaab

Amid fresh fighting and political realignments, Aweys has escaped from his former allies in Al Shabaab and may now work with Mogadishu

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