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Vol 56 No 2

Published 23rd January 2015


Somalia

The federation tango

The President’s new cabinet will face the same intractable issues as the last. Lack of international patience is another problem

Last month, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud survived a political crisis and finally sacked Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, enabling him to appoint a new cabinet (a report on the new cabinet follows in our next issue). Yet this victory has not changed the political process. As a result, developments in 2015 will be driven, as in 2014, by progress or the lack of it on three important but equally intractable fronts.

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