More strikes and dead innocents are a powerful recruitment tool for al-Shabaab. They may create more problems by allowing African Union forces to retreat.
A famine and widening cholera epidemic that has already killed 200, could combine to make it much harder for new president Farmajo to stabilise the country.
Because of tensions over River Nile, the speed with which Cairo has moved to embrace the new Somali president is bound to increase Ethiopia’s anxieties at the growing Arab influence in the country.
While Farmajo’s victory puts a positive spin on Somalia’s political contest, it does not mask the faults exposed during a corrupted vote marked by electoral manipulation
The UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo is its largest…and the one in Mali is mostly dangerous, with 70 personnel killed by “malicious acts” since 2013
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