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Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islaan (Madobe)


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Not yet spring in Mogadishu

The thinking in Nairobi some believe is that the sales could benefit Ogadeni business people close to the Ras Kamboni militia leader Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ (Darod/Ogadeni)...


Takeover at Kismayo

Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ (AC Vol 52 No 22) leader of the Ogaden Ras Kamboni Brigade (RKB) Kenya’s main military ally in the area is expecting to run the city and perhaps the regional governorate...

Alternatively a figurehead from a minority clan may be given nominal control with Ahmed Madobe exercising the real power in the background according to one scenario...


The war goes regional

Charcoal exporters (close to Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ the Ras Kamboni leader and a key figure in Kismayo) want to restart their business but Kenya will try to ban it making Kenyan soldiers arbiters in the region’s bitter trade rivalries...


Kenya’s Somali proxies

The first is led by Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ who took over most of the Ras Kamboni Islamist group from its historic leader Hasan Abdallah Hirsi ‘al Turki’ in October 2009 after a row over a deal with Al Shabaab on who would rule Kismayo...

Ahmed Madobe leads a group of trained fighters but his clan outlook is very limited and his own background could rule out collaboration with the TFG...


More troops for Mogadishu

Last year Al Shabaab defeated its former ally Hizbul Islam under Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ and retained control of Kismayo but Madobe’s fighters are still active there threatening Al Shabaab’s control of Lower Juba; towns such as Dhobley near the Kenyan border have changed hands several times...


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