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Vol 54 No 18

Published 6th September 2013


Somalia

Two cheers for the Juba deal

The Jubaland agreement may have saved Somalia from a descent into disastrous factionalism. It is a glimmer of hope amid plenty of bad news

When the government of Somalia and the Jubaland administration of Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ signed an interim agreement on 27 August, the sighs of relief were audible. Both sides had stepped back from the brink and defused, for now at least, a political bomb that was threatening to derail the one-year-old Federal Government.

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