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Vol 55 No 4

Published 21st February 2014


Somalia

Hassan Sheikh loses friends

Security is worsening, and governance too. The President is increasingly isolated and even his staunchest international friends are losing patience with him

The African Union Mission in Somalia has announced plans for a new offensive against Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen, and troops are being positioned. Yet most Somalis are seeing more evidence of an Al Shabaab offensive than any from Amisom. The news follows a rare United States drone strike on a Somali target, an attack near Barawe on 26 January apparently aimed at Al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane (aka Sheikh Mukhtar 'Abu Zubeir'). He is believed to have survived unharmed.

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