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Vol 61 No 6

Published 19th March 2020


Frontier fracas

Conflict flares between Mogadishu and Nairobi over Jubaland. Kenya wants a buffer zone but Farmajo has other ideas

Months of tensions between Mogadishu and its southern state of Jubaland came to the boil in early March and spilled across the Kenyan border in a violent face-off between the Somali National Army (SNA) of President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' and a militia loyal to Jubaland's fugitive security minister, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur Janan, who is suspected to have taken refuge in Kenya.

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