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Somalia

Somalia

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

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Breaking the arms embargo

A UN investigation shows how foreign suppliers of arms and fighters are fuelling a regional conflagration

Ethiopia and Eritrea are the leading African states breaking the United Nations arms embargo on Somalia, according to an experts' report to the Security Council on 15 November. The...


Turki's landing

Sheikh Hassan Abdullah Hamid Turki, leading radical in Somalia's Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) and high on the United States' terrorist list, is reported to have been wound...


Beyond the Horn

Mogadishu's Islamists threaten Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as their own country

The Somali conflict poses a growing threat to neighbouring states. As the SICC and the TFG started their third round of talks in Sudan on 1 November, Ethiopia insisted it would pro...


Radio row

In Vol 47 No 16, Africa Confidential reported that the BBC Somali Service and its head, Yusuf Garad, had been criticised for supporting the Supreme Islamic Courts Council regime in...


A threat to the Horn and beyond

Rising tension between the regimes of President Yusuf and Chairman Aweys could escalate into a regional war

Despite two impressive-looking agreements on security in Somalia this week, the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the crisis are poor. For now there is little middle ground, l...


Mission Mogadishu

An American private security company, Select Armor, has been planning military operations in support of President Abdullahi Yusuf's Transitional Federal Government in Somalia and r...


Courts without authority

Clan rivalries still outweigh the hope of a national government, as the neighbours look on nervously

Somalia's domestic strife is nowhere near its end. The rival authorities, the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Baidoa and the Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) - until ...


Islamist takeover

Clans switch sides to overthrow the warlords but will they stay loyal to the Islamic Courts

The lightning take over by the Islamic Courts Union on 14 June surprised almost everyone, not least the United States CIA. The warlords crumbled almost overnight and with them, the...


Terror in Mogadishu

In its bid to defeat Islamists, the CIA has become entangled in Mogadishu's clan warfare

This month's fighting in Mogadishu has been the heaviest for years. Between 7 and 12 May, over 200 people died, at least 1,000 were injured and the price of ammunition, a reliable ...


Foreign funds

Disquiet is growing over President George Bush's policy in Somalia amid reports of an executive security order to arm a local 'antiterrorist alliance' in contravention of the Unite...


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