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One-on-one with Somalia’s Embattled President

Donors have pledged 1.8bn euros ($2.4bn; £1.5bn) at a conference in Brussels to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

By Tristan McConnell,

This was the year Somalia was meant to ditch its reputation as the world’s leading failed state, marking the end of a political transition period aimed at establishing civilian rule.

But despite international backing for the government against Al Qaeda-affiliated militants, and the presence of nearly 18,000 African Union peacekeeping troops (AMISOM), serious progress has been elusive.  Continue reading One-on-one with Somalia’s Embattled President