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Vol 51 No 16

Published 6th August 2010


Mogadishu's ministry of truth

Somalia's new Information Minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman, wants African Union troops to defend more aggressively the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and its 'moderate' Islamist vision. The AU should act to 'prevent further extremism...and prevent what's happening in Afghanistan' being repeated in Somalia, he told Africa Confidential in London last week.

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