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Population: 14.74 mn.
GDP: $7.37 bn.
Debt: $2.96 bn.

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In search of policy

As outsiders worry about terrorism and piracy, social breakdown in Somalia gets worse

Nobody knows what to do about Somalia. In Madrid in September, the International Crisis Group held the latest of a series of international meetings that included the United Nations...

The Afghan effect

African leaders ask why the West prefers to help the Kabul regime but not the even shakier one in Mogadishu

Behind the general condemnation of the 11 July bombings in Kampala, for which Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen (Mujahideen Youth Movement) claimed responsibility, Western governmen...

Mogadishu's ministry of truth

Somalia's new Information Minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman, wants African Union troops to defend more aggressively the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and its 'moderate' Islam...

Fighting on a new front

The United States’ containment policy has failed and, with its regional ambitions strengthened, Al Shabaab is back on the front foot

President Yoweri Museveni welcomes African Union leaders to Kampala on 25 July playing a role he has made his own: military leader and regional policeman. Ugandan opposition politi...

Secretive Shabaab

Al Shabaab’s political tactics and internal dynamics are deliberately, systematically opaque, on the classic Islamist model. It is both nationalist and avowedly part of the global ...

More troops for Mogadishu

The government has new allies against Al Shabaab but the facts on the ground remain much the same

The Transitional Federal Government has a new component. On 15 March in Addis Ababa, the TFG signed an agreement with Ahlu Sunna wal Jama’a, the council (and militia) that administ...

Whitehall strengthens Sharif

No one was left in any doubt about the purpose of President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed’s four-day trip to Britain last week. He wanted, he told a 9 March audience at the Karimia Institute...

Target Asmara

UN experts identify Asmara’s troublemaking in Somalia but the Security Council may not do much about it

A new United Nations investigation, still under wraps but seen by Africa Confidential, will lead to further quarrels in the UN Security Council over what to do about Eritrea’s trou...

Money muddles

Western governments publicly back Somalia’s ‘moderate Islamist’ government but have not disbursed the promised funds. The Transitional Federal Government (TFG), now besieged in its...

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