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Vol 51 No 15

Published 23rd July 2010


Somalia

Fighting on a new front

The United States’ containment policy has failed and, with its regional ambitions strengthened, Al Shabaab is back on the front foot

President Yoweri Museveni welcomes African Union leaders to Kampala on 25 July playing a role he has made his own: military leader and regional policeman. Ugandan opposition politicians fear that the two Al Shabaab bombs which killed at least 76 people in Kampala on 11 July have made victory impossible for them in February’s elections. Insecurity favours the incumbent and international criticism of Museveni, already muted, will diminish further.

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