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Vol 42 No 15

Published 27th July 2001


Somalia

Transition to where?

Though recognised by the Organisation of African Unity, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development and United Nations, the Transitional National Government (TNG, AC Vol 42 No 10) controls just a few Mogadishu streets. Despite a recent planeload of arms (from Libya via Eritrea), its 2,000-strong police force - a militia in disguise - could do little to prevent over 300 casualties in fighting on 12-17 July.

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