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Vol 46 No 11

Published 27th May 2005


Somalia

Surreal

Somalia's foreign partners are wondering how long its Transitional Federal Government (TFG) can last. Since they painstakingly arranged for its creation, two big things have gone wrong. President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 'elected' last October, has failed to sort out the quarrels within both the TFG and parliament (AC Vol 45 No 16). He's exacerbated them by his autocratic behaviour and by inviting the African Union to send substantial foreign forces into Mogadishu.

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