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Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islaan (Madobe)


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Division all around

In Jubaland, for example, successive military offensives by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) and by Ethiopia have failed to weaken Al Shabaab because it is in a tactical alliance with Hawiye, Rahenweyn and Marehan elements against the Jubaland President, Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe', leader of the Ras Kamboni Brigade, and his Kenyan-backed government...


The who and the how of the presidency

This had the support of Jubaland leader Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe' and Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali 'Gaas' (AC Vol 56 No 14, A federal farrago)...


A federal farrago

The head of the Interim Juba Administration(IJA), Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe', took over the southern city of Kismayo with Kenyan and Ethiopian backing (AC Vol 54 No 18, Two cheers for the Juba deal)...

JubalandWith strong backing from Ethiopia and Kenya, Ahmed Madobe has been able to consolidate his grip on Jubaland since his soldiers and the Kenyan Defence Forces expelled Al Shabaab from its most important city, Kismayo, two years ago...


Shabaab's surge

He appears intent on concentrating his resources against the Ras Kamboni militia of Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe' in Kismayo and Kenya...


The federation tango

Jubaland was established in August 2013 through an agreement in Addis Ababa between the Kenyan-backed Ras Kamboni Brigade and its leader Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe' and Mogadishu...


Hassan Sheikh loses friends

The leader of the Interim Juba Administration, Ahmed Mohamed Islaan 'Madobe', however, insists that he continue to have Kenyan protection...


Shockwaves after the shoot-out

Mohamud’s group dislikes Kenya’s influence over Kismayo port and its backing of the warlord Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’, who controls trade there...

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Two cheers for the Juba deal

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 audible...

Ahmed Madobe and his Ras Kamboni Brigade, acting hand-in-hand with the Kenyan army, had captured significant parts of Middle Juba and the port city of Kismayo from Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen (AC Vol 54 No 14, Aweys at bay, Madobe on top, & Madobe consolidates in Kismayo)...

The small concessions made by the Madobe side cannot mask the fact that this agreement gives a stamp of approval to the Jubaland process and the creation of a state in Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Gedo led by Ahmed Madobe and Darod politicians including former Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, from the Osman Mahmud sub-group of the Majerteen (AC Vol 50 No 4, The Sheik Sharif show)...


Aweys at bay, Madobe on top

In Kismayo, the fighting centres on clan supremacy, with the Kenyan-backed Ras Kamboni fighters under Ahmed Mohamed Islaan ‘Madobe’ defending the position he claims as President of Jubaland against fighters from the Darod/Marehan clans within the Somali National Army (SNA)...


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