Clan divisions push Somalia towards even greater instability and stranded assets

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Issue 447 - 08 Oct 2021 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

The capacity of its complex clan dynamics and political divisions to derail efforts to improve governance and contain Al-Shabaab is again apparent as the murderous dispute between President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Roble threatens to derail Somalia’s faltering progress. Murky politics leave even the most attractive oil and other assets stranded for want of investors able to mitigate Somalian risk, writes John Hamilton.

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