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Somalia’s Sarajevo

By   /  October 4, 2012  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen In Somalia, a yearlong military offensive by Kenyan and Somali forces has succeeded in capturing the strategic seaport of Kismayo from the jihadi group al-Shabab. The liberation of Kismayo is a major setback for al-Shabab, but is also a big test for the African peacekeeping force — the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) […]

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The Somali Spring

By   /  September 25, 2012  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen After the twin suicide attacks that killed 14 people in Mogadishu last week and an assassination attempt on the president a little more than a week before that, predictions of a Somali Spring would seem to be, at the very least, premature. But buried beneath the grisly headlines of the last few weeks was […]

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Somalia’s 20-Year Experiment in Hybrid Governance

By   /  August 12, 2012  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Later this month, Somalia’s eight-year political transition is scheduled to end with the declaration of a “post-transition” government. Casual observers will be forgiven for assuming such a step signals that, after 21 years of complete state collapse, a functional central government in Somalia is now in place. The reality is that the post-transition government […]

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