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Vol 53 No 13

Published 22nd June 2012


Somalia

End of transition looms

While Al Shabaab suffers reverses, the government that replaces the TFG in August may turn out to be little different

There is a mood of broad optimism among many commanders from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) about recent military successes. Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen, however, intends to wait out the invaders and may have the resources to do so.

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