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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014


Somalia

New blood in old bottles

There’s a new Premier but many feel that one greedy faction has simply replaced another. Momentum towards a functional state is slowing again

The election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President in September 2012 was meant to free politics of issues that had held it hostage for years: arguments between President and Prime Minister, failure to take institution-building seriously and embezzlement all round. It helped that he was new to politics.

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