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GDP: $7.37 bn.
Debt: $2.96 bn.

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More states less unity

Regions are being created as part of a federal state but their prospects are poor because they don’t enjoy legitimacy

Distracted by political turmoil and terrorism in Kenya, most regional observers missed the announcement by Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed that the government w...

Parliament wants the President's head

A letter from almost half of all MPs calls on Hassan Sheikh to step down or be forced out

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is fighting for his political life after more than 100 members of parliament petitioned him to resign over his failure to tackle security. If he did...

Regime's grip weakens

Hassan Sheikh’s government can’t plug the leaks in public finances while Al Shabaab attacks increase in the capital. It’s a dangerous combination

Somalia is beleaguered on all fronts: terrorist attacks are on the rise, the government cannot tackle the chronic theft of public money and the international community is losing co...

Hopes pinned on big push

A major Amisom offensive is due soon, which may help where politics cannot, yet there is concern about Ethiopia’s role

Diplomats in transit at Mogadishu airport – nowadays the only place they want to be in the beleaguered city – are desperate for good news for their return journey and f...

Hassan Sheikh loses friends

Security is worsening, and governance too. The President is increasingly isolated and even his staunchest international friends are losing patience with him

The African Union Mission in Somalia has announced plans for a new offensive against Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen, and troops are being positioned. Yet most Somalis are seein...

New blood in old bottles

There’s a new Premier but many feel that one greedy faction has simply replaced another. Momentum towards a functional state is slowing again

The election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President in September 2012 was meant to free politics of issues that had held it hostage for years: arguments between President and Prime ...

The statelets of the nation

Mogadishu will gain little more control and the enclaves will jealously hang on to what they have. Al Shabaab will endure

The New Year began with a new Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, and a newish cabinet – but no new brooms. Reshuffling the players in cabinet will not alter the f...

Oil bids defy security crisis

With over 60 fatalities and wider regional security concerns, the hostage siege in Nairobi is not deterring oil companies from targeting Somalia

International conferences extolling political progress in Somalia and raising aid funds for post-war reconstruction have triggered several bids for oil acreage in the region despit...

Head rolls in bank row

The Bank of Somalia’s argument with the UN Monitoring Group has cost its boss his job as the President placates the donors at Brussels

The Governor of the Bank of Somalia, Abdusalam Omer, has lost his job in a row between the United Nations and the government over corruption at the BOS (AC Vol 53 No 5, Cashing in ...

Two cheers for the Juba deal

The Jubaland agreement may have saved Somalia from a descent into disastrous factionalism. It is a glimmer of hope amid plenty of bad news

When the government of Somalia and the Jubaland administration of Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ signed an interim agreement on 27 August, the sighs of relief were audib...

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