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Somalia

Population: 14.3 mn.
GDP: $6.21 bn.
Debt: $2.64 bn.

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Cracks in the federal system

Farmajo is swamped by an ocean of political problems, and victory over Al Shabaab will be no closer this year

No one could have predicted that Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' would have lost so much popularity, and become so dictatorial less than a year after becoming president. He is m...


Buried in the wreckage

The 14 October bomb is still causing aftershocks, exposing fault lines in the government's approach and a lack of political purpose 

Al Shabaab's atrocity in Mogadishu on 14 October – the number of dead was recently updated to over 450 – is shedding light on some of Somalia's many contradictions. One...


Both sides double down

The government is launching a new offensive, with US military backing, against Al Shabaab's strongholds in the wake of last weekend's truck bomb in the capital

The first response to the government's declaration of a 'state of war' against Al Shabaab on 21 October was a roadside bomb killing seven people, mostly women, in a minibus at Dani...


The split that never was

Instead of weakening Al Shabaab, the defection of top jihadist Mukhtar Robow could intensify the war

How Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur', one of Somali Islamism's most prominent leaders, crossed to the government side is clear enough. He surrendered himself to Hassan Hussein Mohame...


A hopeful view in London…

The London Conference on Somalia opened with exhortations and hope for the future. Promises abounded

President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' joined a host of dignitaries at the third London Somalia Conference on 11 May to endorse and applaud his highly ambitious 'New Partners...


…A harsher one in Mogadishu

The future that the world laid out in London is already hitting obstacles in the Somali capital

Many Somalis believe that whatever aid funds donors pledge during and after the London Somalia Conference on 11 May, first in the queue to receive them will be the African Union Mi...


New populist hires old faces

Few in the new cabinet were hired on their ability – instead they can thank Farmajo's highly effective political network

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire's plate is more than usually full. Not only must he demonstrate that his past involvement with the once predatory-seeming Soma Oil and Gas has no b...


No pay, no ports, no deal

Puntland's President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali 'Gaas' hopes he has struck Emirates gold after signing a 30-year contract worth US$336 million on 6 April with Dubai company P&O Ports...


Shock pick for PM

Newly elected President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo''s nomination on 23 February of Norwegian-Somali Hassan Ali Khaire as Prime Minister caused widespread surprise in Mogadis...


MPs reject foreigners' choice

Angered by corruption and continuing insecurity, MPs picked the maverick Farmajo. But the regime still depends on outside help

Colonel Gebre's face was a study in distress. Ethiopia's ubiquitous pro-consul, who has never concealed his sense of entitlement to decide Somalia's future, was crestfallen as the ...


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